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Four Individuals Indicted In January Federal Grand Jury

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 14, 2014

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office announced today the results of the January 2014 Federal Grand Jury.

“The following named individuals have been charged with a federal crime or crimes by the return of an indictment by the Grand Jury. A grand jury Indictment does not constitute evidence of guilt. A grand jury Indictment is a method of bringing formal charges against the defendant. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and may not be found guilty unless evidence establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Statutory maximum punishments are in parentheses. United States Sentencing Guidelines may be considered, upon conviction, by the sentencing court. Federal prison sentences are non-parolable.”

 

ALLISON FAITH BATTLES, age 29, of Krebs, OK

Making A False Statement
Theft Of Government Funds

The Indictment alleges that from on or about February 16, 2012, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did knowingly make and cause to be made a materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statement and representation in a matter within the jurisdiction of the Social Security Administration. It further alleges that from in or about January 2007 to in or about May 2012 and July 2009 to in or about April 2012, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant, did willfully and knowingly embezzle, steal and convert to her own use, money and things of value from the Social Security Administration and the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, an agency receiving and administering funds on behalf of the United States. The charge arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Office of Inspector General and the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General.

The charges are in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001(a)(2), punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine; and Title 18, United States Code, Section 641, punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Chris Wilson

 

TOMAS CAMARGO-CHAVEZ, a/k/a THOMAS CAMARGO, a/k/a THOMAS CAMARGO-CHAVEZ, a/k/a "SCARFACE", age 39, of Poteau, OK

Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute
Illegal Reentry of Previously Removed Alien

The Indictment alleges that on or about September 26, 2013, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly and intentionally possess with the intent to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of Methamphetamine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance and was found in the United States after having been deported and removed from the United States at or near England Air Force Base at Rapides, Louisiana, on or about May 19, 2008, and not having obtained the express consent of the Attorney General of the United States or his successor, the Secretary of Homeland Security, to reapply for admission to the United States.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Department of Homeland Security Investigations. The charges are in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C), punishable by not more than 20 years imprisonment and/or up to a $1,000,000.00 fine and Title 8, United States Code, Sections 1326(a) and 1326(b), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Kyle Waters

 

FELIPE RANGEL-HERNANDEZ, a/k/a FELIPE HERNANDEZ, age 38, of Mexico

Illegal Alien in Possession of Firearms
Illegal Reentry of a Previously Deported Alien

The Indictment alleges that on or about December 19, 2013, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, then being an alien illegally and unlawfully in the United States, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, the following firearms, to-wit: one Mossberg Model 100 ATR, 30-06 caliber rifle and one Glenfield Model 60 .22 LR caliber rifle both of which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce. The Indictment further alleges that on or about December 19, 2013, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant an alien, was found in the United States after having been deported and removed from the United States at or near Del Rio, Texas, on or about January 20, 2011, and not having obtained the express consent of the Attorney General of the United States or his successor, the Secretary of Homeland Security, to reapply for admission to the United States. The charges arose from an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security Investigations.

The charges are in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(5)(A), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine and Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326(a), punishable by not more than 2 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Kyle Waters

 

DWAIN DOUGLAS McVEY, age 65, of Watts, OK

Possession Of Unregistered Firearm (Destructive Device)
Felon In Possession Of Firearm

The Indictment alleges that on or about August 30, 2013, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly possess a destructive device, more particularly described as a glass bottle containing black powder, screws and nails with a fuse attached, which is a firearm, as defined in Title 26, United States Code, Section 5845, that was not registered to him. It is further alleged that the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, several firearms which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Adair County Sheriff’s Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The charges are in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Sections 5861(d), 5841 and 5871 and Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1), both punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment, and/or a $250,000 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Chris Wilson

 

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