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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Calera Man Sentenced To 60 Months Probation, $53,000 Restitution For False Statement

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that MICHAEL GLENN VALLES, age 47, of Calera, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 5 years probation with 8 months of home confinement for making a False Statement, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1014. The Defendant was also ordered to pay $53,560.28 in restitution.

The charge arose from an investigation by the United States Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General.   The defendant was indicted in November, 2014 and pled guilty in December, 2014.

The Indictment alleged that on or about January 22, 2010, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, knowingly made a false statement for the purpose of influencing the action of the United States Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency in connection with a security agreement in which the defendant listed $80,739.19 in value of cattle that he had purchased in August and September 2009 when in truth and in fact, as the defendant well knew, he had only purchased $27,178.91 worth of cattle during that time period.

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

Assistant United States Attorney Melody Nelson represented the United States.

Updated April 27, 2015