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Meet the U.S. Attorney

Christopher J. Wilson

Acting U.S. Attorney

Christopher J. Wilson is the Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Oklahoma.  Wilson, a life-long resident of Oklahoma, is a 1982 graduate of McAlester High School.  Wilson received his bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma Christian College in 1986 and his law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1989.  Wilson’s career as a prosecutor began in 1991 as an Assistant District Attorney in Pittsburg County, Oklahoma.  He served as the First Assistant for Oklahoma’s 18th Prosecutorial District (Pittsburg and Haskell counties) for two District Attorneys and was the elected District Attorney for District 18 from January 2003 to April 2006.  Wilson resigned as District Attorney to accept a position as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Oklahoma. Wilson served as Chief of the Criminal Division for over five years before being named First Assistant in February 2019.

As a federal prosecutor, Wilson has handled a wide variety of criminal matters including terrorism, violent crime, firearms, white collar, public corruption, narcotics, and child exploitation. He has served as the Eastern District’s Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council Coordinator (ATAC), National Security Cyber Specialist (NSCS), Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property Coordinator (CHIP), Project Safe Childhood Coordinator (PSC), Elder Justice Coordinator (EJC), District Security Manager (DOSM), and Crisis Management Coordinator (CMC). As PSC Coordinator, Wilson delivered multiple internet safety presentations to schools in the Eastern District.  In 2018, Wilson received the Executive Office of United States Attorneys Director’s Award for Superior Performance in Indian Country.

Chris and his wife Beth have two children and reside in Muskogee County.

Updated March 1, 2021

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