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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Catoosa Man Sentenced To 33 Months, $475,000 Restitution For Wire Fraud, Money Laundering, And Employment Tax Violations

Former Executive Director, Tahlequah Area Chamber Of Commerce

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that DAVID GLENN MOORE, JR, age 49, of Catoosa, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 33 months imprisonment on Counts 1, 2 & 3 to run concurrent, and 3 years of supervised release on each count to run concurrent for WIRE FRAUD, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1153, 1151 and 113(a)(8), in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343; MONEY LAUNDERING, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1956(a)(1)(A)(i); and FAILURE TO ACCOUNT AND PAY OVER EMPLOYMENT TAX, in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Section 7202.  MOORE was ordered to pay $475,138.06 in restitution.

The Information alleged that during the period of on or about July 1, 2009 through on or about June 12, 2014, the defendant, the former Executive Director of the Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC), devised and intended to devise a scheme to defraud TACC, and to obtain money and property by means of materially false and fraudulent pretenses, representations and promises.

The Information further alleged that during the term of the scheme to defraud, MOORE defrauded TACC, and unlawfully obtained approximately $439,660.62.  The Information further alleged that MOORE willfully failed to truthfully account for and pay over to the Internal Revenue Service payroll taxes totaling $45,556 for the years 2011, 2012 and 2013 which were due and owing to the United States on behalf of the TACC and its employees.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Tahlequah Police Department, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, the Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector, and the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigative Division.

The Honorable Judge James H. Payne, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. MOORE was ordered to report on January 26, 2017 to a federal correctional facility to be determined by the Bureau of Prisons to serve his nonparoleable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Chris Wilson represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Securities, Commodities, & Investment Fraud
StopFraud
Updated December 27, 2016