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

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Muskogee Man Pleads Guilty To Counterfeiting

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Ricky Lee Banks, age 40, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Counterfeiting An Obligation Of The United States, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 471 and 2, punishable by not more than 20 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00 or both for each count. 

The Indictment alleged that in or about November, 2017, to on or about January 16, 2018, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant, Ricky Lee Banks Jr., with intent to defraud, did counterfeit and falsely make an obligation of the United States, that is, a falsely made and counterfeited one-hundred-dollar Federal Reserve Note, Back plate number 158, No front of bill, No serial number. 

The charges arose from an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department and the United States Secret Service. 

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report. 

Assistant United States Attorney John David Luton represented the United States.

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