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Muskogee Woman Sentenced To 36 Months Supervised Release, Six Months Home Confinement For Theft Of Government Funds

September 06, 2013

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that JEANNA CUNNINGHAM, age 50, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 36 months of supervised release, with six months served on home confinement for an Information charging her with Theft of Government Funds, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641. The defendant was also ordered to pay $56,030.00 in restitution.

The charges arose from an investigation by the United States Department of Labor – Office of Inspector General. The defendant pled guilty in April, 2013.

The Information alleged that on or about July 12, 2008, and continuing through March 17, 2012, within in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, willfully and knowingly embezzled, stole and converted to her own use, money and things of value from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC), an agency receiving funds administered on behalf of the federal government, to which defendant knew she was not entitled and having a value in excess of $1,000.

The Honorable James H. Payne, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over the hearing.

Assistant United States Attorney Ryan Roberts represented the United States.

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