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Bunch Man Pleads Guilty To Firearm Possession

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2013

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that JEFFERY A. LOPEZ, age 30, of Bunch, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Felon in Possession of a Firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).

Charges arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Department of Homeland Security Investigations. The defendant was indicted in April, 2013.

The Indictment alleged that on or December 11, 2012, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, JEFFERY A. LOPEZ, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, the following firearm, to-wit: one Winchester model 1897 pump shotgun, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.

The statutory range of punishment is not more than 10 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.

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