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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 8, 2016

Muskogee Man Sentenced To 60 Months Probation, $39,000 Restitution For Theft Of Government Funds

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that ENRIQUE GONZALEZ, a/k/a Henry Gonzalez, age 44, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 5 years probation, to be supervised by the United States Probation Office, and ordered to pay restitution to the Department of Veterans Affairs in the amount of $39,606.76 for THEFT OF GOVERNMENT FUNDS, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641.

The Indictment alleged that on or about August 13, 2015, and continuing until on or about November 21, 2015, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did knowingly and willfully embezzle, steal, and purloin money of the Department of Veterans Affairs, a department or agency of the United States, namely, Department of Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits payments to which he knew he was not entitled, having a value in excess of $1,000.00.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Department of Veteran Affairs’ Office of Inspector General.

The Honorable Judge Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing.

First Assistant United States Attorney Doug Horn represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Updated December 8, 2016