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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Eufaula Man Sentenced to 25 Months for 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, was sentenced to 25 months imprisonment, followed by supervised release for 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 and pled guilty in September, 2014.

The Indictment alleged that on or about June 20, 2012 in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, RICKY ELLIS LAMB, defendant herein, knowingly possessed, uttered and caused to be uttered counterfeit securities, to wit: Counterfeit check # 6410 on a closed account, made payable to Staples in the amount of $665.58, and drawn on Weokie Credit Union, an organization which operates in interstate commerce, with intent to deceive another.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which he will serve his nonparolable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Melody Noble Nelson represented the United States.

Updated March 16, 2015