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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Claremore Woman Sentenced To 36 Months Probation For Embezzlement And Theft From Indian Tribal Organization

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that LANA CAROLE  KELLEY, age 38, of Claremore, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 36 months of probation with 6 months of home confinement for EMBEZZLEMENT AND THEFT FROM INDIAN TRIBAL ORGANIZATION, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1163.

Charges arose from an investigation by the Choctaw Nation Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The defendant was indicted in March, 2015 and pled guilty in April, 2015.

The Indictment alleged that between on or about March 10, 2010 and on or about May 21, 2012, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, LANA CAROLE KELLEY, did embezzle, steal, knowingly and willfully convert to her own use or the use of another and willfully misapply in excess of $1,000.00 of moneys, funds and credits which was then intrusted to the custody and care of an employee of Choctaw Nation Healthcare, an Indian tribal organization.

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 Edward Snow represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Health Care Fraud
Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated February 4, 2016