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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Eufaula Man Pleads Guilty to Counterfeiting

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that RICKY ELLIS LAMB, age 33, of Eufaula, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Possession and Uttering a Counterfeit Security, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 513(a).

Charges arose from an investigation by the United States Secret Service. The defendant was indicted in June, 2014.

The Indictment alleged that on or about July 18, 2012 in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, RICKY ELLIS LAMB, defendant herein, knowingly possessed, uttered and caused to be uttered counterfeit securities, a counterfeit check on the account of Compass Assembly of God, Inc., made payable to Staples in the amount of $844.16, and drawn on Citizens Security Bank, an organization which operates in interstate commerce, with intent to deceive another.

The Honorable Stephen P. Shreder, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending sentencing.

The statutory range of punishment is up to 10 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.

Updated March 19, 2015