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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Broken Arrow Man Sentenced to 15 Months, $6,700 Restitution for Gratuity Received by VA Public Official

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that JEFFREY REESE FISHER, age 37, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment, followed by 1 year of supervised release for Gratuity Received by a Public Official, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 201(c)(1)(B) and 2. FISHER was also ordered to pay $6,774.00 in restitution.

The charges arose from an investigation by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General.

The Information alleged that beginning in April 2009 and continuing through March 2010, the defendant, a public official as an employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs, otherwise than as provided by law for the proper discharge of official duties, directly and indirectly did demand, seek, receive, accept and agree to receive and accept something of value personally for and because of an official act performed and to be performed by such official, that is FISHER, as Chief of Prosthetics for the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Muskogee, Oklahoma, solicited Al’s Medical, Muskogee, Oklahoma, a medical supply company doing business with the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Muskogee, Oklahoma, to pay for construction and remodeling work on FISHER’s private residence.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, presided over the hearing.

Assistant United States Attorney Chris Wilson represented the United States.

Updated March 19, 2015