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Muskogee Woman Sentenced To 48 Months For Wire Fraud

August 19, 2013

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that DAVANNA DEAMBER DOTSON, a/k/a Deamber Dotson, a/k/a Deamber Dobson, a/k/a Amber Bradley, a/k/a Brandi Marie Smith, a/k/a Deamber Danielle Dotson, a/k/a Alexis, age 41, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 48 months imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release for Wire Fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343. DOTSON was also ordered to pay $14,976.21 in restitution.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The defendant was indicted in November, 2012 and entered a plea of guilty in December, 2012.

The Indictment alleged that from on or about May 1, 2009, through September 31, 2012, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant devised and intended to devise a scheme to defraud and to obtain money and property by means of materially false and fraudulent pretenses, representations and promises.

The investigation revealed that the defendant would contact individual families looking to adopt a child or adoption agencies, misrepresenting she had a baby that she would like to place for adoption. Her scheme involved families and agencies in various states to include: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Louisiana, Ohio, Oklahoma, Virginia and Texas.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending transportation to the designated federal facility in which she will serve her nonparolable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Melody Nelson represented the United States.

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