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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 15, 2019

Durant Man Sentenced To Six Months House Confinement, $500 Restitution For Theft In Indian Country

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Brian Douglas McGaha, age 42, of Durant, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 6 months’ house confinement, 2 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $500.00 in restitution for Theft In Indian Country, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1151, 1152 and 661. The charges arose from an investigation by the Chickasaw Nation Lighthorse Police and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. 

The Information alleged that on or about June 28, 2018, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Indian Country, the defendant, a non-Indian, took and carried away, with intent to steal, a voucher in the amount of $500.00, which was the personal property of another person who was an Indian, and the voucher had a value of less than $1,000.00. 

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Sarah McAmis represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated March 22, 2019