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

Monday, March 27, 2017

Durant Woman Pleads Guilty To Theft Of Public Monies

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that JADE BELINDA ADAMS, age 33, of Durant, Oklahoma, pled guilty to THEFT OF PUBLIC MONIES, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641, punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, and up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.

The Indictment alleged that from in or about September 2012 to on or about November 30, 2016, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did willfully and knowingly steal and purloin monies in excess of $1,000.00 belonging to the United States.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Choctaw Nation Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report. The defendant will remain in custody pending a sentencing hearing.

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.

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