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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 8, 2016

Austell, Georgia, Man Sentenced To 33 Months For Possession Of Counterfeit Obligation

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that MARQUE DESHARD THOMAS, age 41, of Austell, Georgia, was sentenced to 33 months imprisonment for POSSESSION OF A COUNTERFEIT OBLIGATION OF THE UNITED STATES, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 472 and 2.

The Indictment alleged that on or about February 28, 2016, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did with intent to defraud, possess counterfeit obligations and securities of the United States, which he knew to be falsely made, forged and counterfeited.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the United States Secret Service.

The Honorable Judge 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 the custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which, the nonparoleable sentence will be served.

Assistant United States Attorney Timothy Hammer represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
StopFraud
Updated December 8, 2016