Former Employee of Newcastle Gaming
Facility Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – JUANITA MARIE STEVENSON, 26, of Norman, Oklahoma, pled guilty to embezzlement from the Newcastle Gaming Center, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma. According to the court records and the plea proceedings, Stevenson was an employee at the Newcastle Gaming Facility located on Indian land and operated by the Chickasaw Nation. Stevenson admitted that in April and May of 2007 she helped security guards, family, and friends win promotional games that were intended for random drawing. The parties agreed that the financial loss did not exceed $17,500.00.
Stevenson will be sentenced on August 1, 2012.
This case was the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Robinson.