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Catoosa Man Sentenced To 18 Months For Failure To Register As Sex Offender

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 09, 2014

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that JAMES WILLIAM WHITE, age 46, of Catoosa, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment, followed by 5 years of supervised release for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2250(a)(1), 2250(a)(2)(B) and 2250(a)(3).

Charges arose from an investigation by and the Wagoner County Sheriff’s Department and the United States Marshal Service. The defendant was indicted in June, 2013 and pled guilty in August, 2013.

The Indictment alleged that from in or about March, 2013, until on or about June 4, 2013, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, and elsewhere, the defendant, an individual required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, after having received a felony conviction from the State of North Carolina on or about December 11, 2006, for the felony offense of Indecent Liberty With Child, traveled in interstate commerce and knowingly failed to register and update his registration as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.

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 custody of the United States Marshal Service pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which he will serve his nonparolable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.

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