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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Eleven Individuals Indicted In June Federal Grand Jury

Indictments Include Drug Trafficking, Fraud, Firearms Possession And Livestock Theft

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office announced today the results of the June 2016 Federal Grand Jury.

“The following named individuals have been charged with a federal crime or crimes by the return of an indictment by the Grand Jury.  A grand jury Indictment does not constitute evidence of guilt.  A grand jury Indictment is a method of bringing formal charges against the defendant.  A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and may not be found guilty unless evidence establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.  United States Sentencing Guidelines may be considered, upon conviction, by the sentencing court.  Federal prison sentences are nonparoleable.”

 

JEREMY DWAYNE LAVORCHEK, age 28, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Possession With Intent To Distribute Schedule II Controlled Substances
Robbery Involving Controlled Substances
Carjacking

The Indictment alleges that on or about December 9, 2015, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, JEREMY DWAYNE LAVORCHEK, did knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute Schedule II controlled substances, to-wit: OxyContin, Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Morphine, and Fentanyl and did take by force, violence and intimidation, from the person or presence of another, a material or compound containing any quantity of a controlled substance with a replacement cost of not less than $500 belonging to or in the care, custody, control and possession of a person registered with the Drug Enforcement Administration under Section 302 of the Controlled Substances Act.  It is further alleged that the defendant took by force, violence, and intimidation, with the intent to cause death or serious bodily harm, a motor vehicle from a person and that vehicle, a 2011 Honda Pilot, had been transported, shipped, and received in interstate and foreign commerce.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department. The charges are in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(C), punishable by not more than 20 years imprisonment, a fine up to $1,000,000.00 or both; Title 18, United States Code, Section 2118(a), punishable by not more than 20 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00 or both and Title 18, United States Code, Section 2119(1), punishable by up to 15 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00 or both.

First Assistant United States Attorney Doug Horn

 

ROBERT RAY SNOW, age 43, of Garvin, Oklahoma

Theft Of Livestock

The Indictment alleges that from in or about March 2012, to in or about August 2012, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, ROBERT RAY SNOW, did knowingly and unlawfully obtain and use the property of another in connection with the marketing of livestock in interstate and foreign commerce, with the intent to deprive the other, namely Texas Beef Cattle Company (TBCC) of Amarillo, Texas, of a right to the property and a benefit of the property and did appropriate the property to his own use and the use of another, as follows: the proceeds of the sale of cattle, which had a value of $10,000 and more. 

The charge arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The charge is in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 667, punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00 or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Timothy Hammer

 

MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER CONDI, age 38, of Muskogee, Oklahoma

Felon In Possession Of Firearm
Possession Of Firearm With Obliterated Serial Number
Forfeiture

The Indictment alleges that on or about January 22, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER CONDI, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm, with an obliterated serial number.  It further alleges that on or about April 13, 2016, the defendant having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm, both of which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce. 

The charges are a result from an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.  The charges are in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1), 924(a)(2) and 924(e)(1), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, if determined the defendant is an armed career criminal, not less than 15 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00 or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris                                                                    

 

MICHELLE LEA DAVIS, age 38, of El Reno, Oklahoma

Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine
Forfeiture

The Indictment alleges that on or about April 30, 2016, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual), a Schedule II controlled substance.  Upon conviction of the controlled substance offense alleged in the Indictment, the defendant, shall forfeit to the United States, any and all property constituting, or derived from, the proceeds obtained directly, or indirectly, as a result of the said violation(s) and any property used, or intended to be used, in any manner or part, to commit, or to facilitate the commission of the said violation(s), including but not limited to the following a Money Judgment representing the amount of proceeds obtained as a result of the offense.

The charge is a result of an investigation by the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration, Drug Task Force.  The charge is in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A), punishable by not less than 10 years imprisonment or more than life imprisonment, a fine up to $10,000,000.00 or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Kristin Harrington

 

STEVEN WILLIAM DELIA, age 61, of Tulsa, Oklahoma

Health Care Fraud
Forfeiture

The Indictment alleges that on or about the February 1, 2010, and continuing through November 9, 2010, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, STEVEN WILLIAM DELIA, knowingly and willfully, with the intent to defraud, devised and executed a scheme to defraud the Oklahoma Medicaid program by causing the filing of false claims and receiving Medicaid payments for medical services not rendered by a qualified medical professional.  Upon conviction of one of the offenses alleged in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1347, set forth in this Indictment, the defendant, shall forfeit to the United States of America, any property constituting, or derived from, proceeds obtained, directly or indirectly, as a result of such violation, including but not limited to a money judgment representing the amount of proceeds of the acts charged in the Indictment.

The charges are a result of an investigation by the Oklahoma Attorney General - Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, the Department of Defense and the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General.  The charge is in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1347, punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00 or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Melody Nelson

 

DONNY JOE WORTHINGTON, age 31, of Durant, Oklahoma

Bank Fraud
Forfeiture

The Indictment alleges that on or about April 19, 2011, and continuing until October 31, 2011, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, the defendant, did devise and did intend to devise a scheme and artifice to defraud Vision Bank, a federally insured financial institution.  Upon conviction of the offenses alleged in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343 the defendant, shall forfeit to the United States of America, any property constituting, or derived from, proceeds obtained, directly or indirectly, as a result of such violations, including but not limited to a money judgment representing the amount of proceeds of the acts charged in the Indictment. 

The charge is a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigations Division.  The charge is in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1344, punishable by up to 30 years imprisonment, a fine up to $1,000,000.00 or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Melody Nelson

 

KEEVIN MICHAEL RAY WALKER, age 29, of Muskogee, Oklahoma

Felon In Possession Of Firearm

The Indictment alleges that on or about January 16, 2016, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.  The charge is a result of an investigation by the Cherokee Nation Marshals Service, the Muskogee Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

The charge is in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00 or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Kristin Harrington

 

DUSTIN KYLE HARVEY, age 26, of Grant, Oklahoma

Felon In Possession Of Firearm

The Indictment alleges that on or about April 15, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce. 

The charge is a result of an investigation by Choctaw Nation Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The charge is in violation of the Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1), 924(a)(2) and 924(e)(1), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, if determined the defendant is an armed career criminal, not less than 15 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00 or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris

 

GRIFFIN MICHAEL SKYLER TAYLOR, age 30, of Sun Valley, California

Felon In Possession Of Firearm

The Indictment alleges that on or about April 14, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.  The charge is a result of an investigation by the Sallisaw Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the United States Secret Service.

The charge is in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1), 924(a)(2) and 924(e)(1), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, if determined the defendant is an armed career criminal, not less than 15 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00 or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris

 

TRAVIS DANIEL PHILLIPS, age 36, of Muskogee, Oklahoma

Felon In Possession Of Firearm

The Indictment alleges that on or about January 19, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.  The charge is a result of an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Eastern District Violent Crimes Task Force. 

The charge is in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00 or both.   

Assistant United States Attorney Rob Wallace

 

JESSE KENT COX, age 33, of Coweta, Oklahoma

Interstate Transmission Of Extortionate Communication
Wire Fraud
Forfeiture

The Indictment alleges that on or about February 15, 2016, and February 18, 2016, in the Eastern District Oklahoma, the defendant, knowingly and with intent to extort money from two individuals, did transmit in interstate and foreign commerce from Coweta, State of Oklahoma, to the State of Tennessee, a communication in the form of a text message and the communication contained a threat to injure, specifically a threat of bodily harm or death.  The Indictment further alleges that from on or about January 1, 2016, and continuing until on or about March 28, 2016, the defendant, devised and intended to devise a scheme to defraud two individuals and to obtain money and property by means of materially false and fraudulent pretenses, representations and promises.  Upon conviction of the offense alleged in this Indictment, the defendant, shall forfeit to the United States of America, any property constituting, or derived from, proceeds obtained, directly or indirectly, as a result of such violation, including but not limited to a money judgment representing the amount of proceeds of the acts charged.  The charges are a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The charges are in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 875(b), punishable by not more than 20 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00 or both; and Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343, punishable by not more than 20 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00 or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Rob Wallace

Topic: 
Drug Trafficking
Financial Fraud
Healthcare Fraud
Violent Crimes
Updated June 16, 2016