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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Broken Arrow Man Sentenced To 36 Months Probation, $19,000 Restitution For Theft Of Government Funds

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that BOBBY GENE SMITH, age 43, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 3 years of probation for Theft Of Government Funds, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641. As a condition of probation, SMITH was ordered to pay $19,076.00 in restitution.

The charge arose from an investigation by the United States Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General. SMITH pled guilty in March 2014.

The Information alleged that from on or about May 8, 2010 to on or about May 7, 2011, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant, did willfully and knowingly embezzle, steal and convert to his own use, money and things of value from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, an agency receiving and administering funds on behalf of the United States, which had been paid to the defendant as unemployment insurance compensation benefits to which the defendant knew he was not entitled, and having a value in excess of $1,000.

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 12, 2015