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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Grand Prairie, Texas Man Found Guilty Of Making Bomb Threat

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that  ABDOLMAJID MOVAGHAR, age 40, of Grand Prairie, Texas, was found guilty by a federal judge for USE OF TELEPHONE TO MAKE BOMB THREAT, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 844(e).  The trial began with testimony on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 and concluded the same day with the guilty verdict.

 

Evidence at trial proved that on or about March 10, 2016, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, ABDOLMAJID MOVAGHAR, did, through use of a telephone, make a threat to kill, injure and intimidate any individual and to damage and destroy a building, vehicle, or other real or personal property, by means of fire and explosive, in and affecting interstate commerce.

 

The investigation revealed that MOVAGHAR, a Naturalized American Citizen, called the Chickasaw Nation Police Department on several occasions, yelling and threatening to “blow them up” if he did not get his car back.  The car was impounded after MOVAGHAR was arrested the previous month.

 

The verdict obtained was the result of an investigation by the Chickasaw Nation Lighthorse Police Department and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

 

The Honorable Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the trial and ordered the completion of a presentence report.  Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion.  The defendant was remanded into the custody of the United States Marshals Service pending sentencing.

 

The statutory range of punishment is up to 10 years of imprisonment, up to $250,000.00 or both.

 

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated September 23, 2016