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Muskogee Man Sentenced To 168 Months For Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that MATTHEW EUGENE TRIPLETT, age 44, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 168 months imprisonment, followed by 36 months of supervised release for CONSPIRACY TO INTERFERE WITH COMMERCE BY ROBBERY, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1951.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Violent Crime Task Force. The defendant pled guilty in May, 2015.

The Indictment alleged that from on or about January 15, 2014, through on or about January 22, 2014, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, MATTHEW EUGENE TRIPLETT, conspired with others, known and unknown to the grand jury, to commit robbery, which unlawfully obstructed, delayed, and affected commerce.

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 prison at which he will serve his nonparolable sentence.

Assistant United States Attorney Rob Wallace represented the United States.

Updated February 4, 2016