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El Reno Man Sentenced To 48 Months For Firearm Possession

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Homer Lee Basquez, age 38, of El Reno, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 48 months’ imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for Felon In Possession Of Firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2). The charges arose from an investigation by the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Trails Task Force.

The Indictment alleges that in November, 2018, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, knowingly possessed in and affecting commerce, a firearm which had been shipped and transported in interstate and foreign commerce.

“The defendant, a convicted felon, possessed firearms unlawful for him to possess. Enforcing federal firearms laws is an effective way the Department of Justice can assist state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies combat violent crime,” said United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester. “The FBI Safe Trails Task Force and member agencies are making a difference in the communities they serve in the Eastern District. This investigation and prosecution is a result of their work.” 
The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.

Updated August 13, 2019

Firearms Offenses