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FEDERAL GRAND JURY CRIMINAL INDICTMENTS ANNOUNCED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 2013

TULSA, OKLAHOMA— The results of the June 2013 Federal Grand Jury were announced today by Danny C. Williams Sr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma.

The following named individuals have been charged with a federal crime or crimes by the return of an indictment by the Grand Jury.  The return of an indictment is a method of informing the defendant of alleged violations which must be proven in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt to overcome the defendant’s presumption of innocence.

Lethan Craig Bias.  Felon in Possession of Firearms.  Bias, 41, of Tulsa, is charged with possessing .32 caliber and 9mm caliber pistols after having been convicted of felonies, including burglary of a habitation, residential burglary, counterfeiting obligations or securities of the United States, and kidnapping.  Upon conviction, Bias would face a maximum of ten years imprisonment and would forfeit the pistols.

Jacquelyn Nelson.  Embezzlement and Theft in Excess of $1000 from an Indian Tribal Organization.  Nelson, 69, of Seneca, Missouri, is accused of embezzling and stealing over $1,000 from the Eastern Shawnee Tribe, an Indian tribal organization, between February 2008 and November 2009.  Nelson allegedly paid herself every week instead of every other week from the tribe, and altered her W-2 form to show she made less than her regular salary.

Sherman Mark Quillman and Misty Dawn Laurecella.  Conspiracy, Possession of Methamphetamine With Intent to Distribute, and Firearm Possession.  Quillman, 35, and Laurecella, 28, both of Tulsa and commonly known as “M&M,” are accused of conspiring to possess at least 500 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute it.  Quillman is also accused of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and as a convicted felon.  Quillman’s previous felony conviction was for possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  Upon conviction, Quillman and Laurecella would face a mandatory ten years imprisonment and a maximum of life imprisonment for the drug charges, while Quillman would face an additional mandatory minimum five years imprisonment and a maximum of life imprisonment for possessing a firearm in furtherance of the drug trafficking crime.  Upon conviction, Quillman and Laurecella would also forfeit over $50,000 and the firearm.

Jesus Gomez Maximo.  Conspiracy, Possession of Cocaine With Intent to Distribute, and Firearms Possession.  Maximo, 26, of Tulsa, is charged with conspiracy and possession of at least 500 grams of cocaine with intent to distribute it.  He is also charged with possessing .380 caliber and .32 caliber pistols in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and as an alien illegally in the United States.  Upon conviction, Maximo would face a minimum five years imprisonment up to a maximum of forty years imprisonment for the drug charges, and a mandatory minimum 5 years imprisonment up to a maximum of life imprisonment for possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  Upon conviction, Maximo would also forfeit three vehicles and the firearms.

Victor Ross Chappell.  Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition.  Chappell, 50, of Tulsa, is charged with possessing a .380 caliber pistol and six rounds of .380 caliber ammunition after having been convicted of nine felonies.  Chappell’s nine felony convictions include burglary, grand larceny, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, false impersonation, eluding, and possession of a firearm after former conviction of a felony.  Upon conviction, Chappell would face a maximum of ten years imprisonment.

Shaun Michael Jameson.  Wire Fraud Scheme.  Jameson is accused of devising a clothing business scheme causing friends and relatives to invest and transfer a total of approximately $1,000,000 in fraudulent clothing transactions.  From May 2009 to November 2011, friends and relatives, with the intention of investing in the clothing business, would transfer funds to Jameson’s bank accounts with RCB Bank.  Jameson allegedly used the investor moneys to pay personal and business expenses unrelated to clothing transactions.  Jameson is charged with nine counts of wire fraud and six counts of unlawful monetary transactions.  Upon conviction, Jameson would face a maximum of twenty years imprisonment for wire fraud and a maximum ten years imprisonment for unlawful monetary transactions.  Upon conviction of all counts, Jameson could also forfeit more than $600,000.

Fernando Palacios.  Conspiracy to Possess Cocaine and Methamphetamine With Intent to Distribute and Maintaining Drug Involved Premises.  Palacios, age unknown, of Tulsa, is charged with conspiracy to possess 500 grams or more of both cocaine and methamphetamine with intent to distribute it.  Palacios is also charged with using premises in Tulsa for the purpose of manufacturing and distributing both cocaine and methamphetamine.  Upon conviction, Palacios would face a mandatory minimum of ten years imprisonment up to a maximum of life imprisonment for the methamphetamine charge, a mandatory minimum of five years imprisonment up to a maximum of forty years imprisonment on the cocaine charge, and a maximum of twenty years imprisonment for maintaining a drug involved premises.  Upon conviction, Palacios could forfeit as much as $250,000.

Quinn Anthony Kelley, Jr.Possession of Crack Cocaine With Intent to Distribute and Firearm Possession.  Quinn, 27, of Tulsa, is charged with possessing crack cocaine with intent to distribute it.  Quinn is also charged with possessing a 9mm pistol in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and as a felon.  Quinn’s felony convictions include possession of a controlled drug and unauthorized use of a vehicle.  Upon conviction, Quinn would face a maximum of twenty years imprisonment for the crack cocaine charge, a maximum of ten years imprisonment for possessing a firearm as a felon, and a mandatory minimum five years imprisonment up to a maximum of life imprisonment for possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  Upon conviction, Quinn could also forfeit over $450 in cash and the pistol.

Rashida Tanzania Mack.  Possession of PCP With Intent to Distribute and Firearms Possession.  Mack, 35, of Tulsa, is charged with possession of phencyclide, commonly known as “PCP,” with intent to distribute it.  Mack is also charged with possessing a 9mm caliber pistol and a .38 special caliber revolver in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  Upon conviction, Mack would face a mandatory minimum five years imprisonment up to a maximum of forty years imprisonment on the PCP charge and a mandatory minimum five years imprisonment up to a maximum of life imprisonment on the firearms charge.  Upon conviction, Mack could also forfeit over $14,000 and the firearms.

Guadalupe Arellano-Montoya.  Alien in the United States After Deportation.  Arellano-Montoya, 33, was arrested in Tulsa and charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported on June 2, 2010 from Del Rio, Texas.  Upon conviction, Arellano-Montoya would face a maximum of two years imprisonment.

Gene Edward Fouse.  Possession of Cocaine With Intent to Distribute.  Fouse, 50, of Altedena, California,  is charged with possession of more than five kilograms of cocaine with intent to distribute it.  Upon conviction, Fouse would face a mandatory minimum ten years imprisonment up to a maximum of life imprisonment.  Upon conviction, Fouse could also forfeit two vehicles.

Omar Cardenas-Rodriguez.  Possession of Marijuana With Intent to Distribute.  Cardenas-Rodriguez, 35, of Tulsa, is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute it.  Upon conviction, Cardenas-Rodriguez would face a maximum of twenty years imprisonment and the possible forfeiture of a vehicle.

Bernabe Gonzalez-Vicente.Alien in the United States After Deportation.  Gonzalez-Vicente, 40, was arrested in Tulsa and charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in December 2012 from Houston, Texas.  Upon conviction, Gonzalez-Vicente would face a maximum of two years imprisonment.

 

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