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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 24, 2016

Okmulgee Man Pleads Guilty To Unregistered Firearm Possession

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced today that BUDDY LYNN VISSER, age 56, of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, pled guilty to FELON IN POSSESSION OF FIREARM, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1), 924(a)(2) and 924(e)(1), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine or both; and POSSESSION OF UNREGISTERED FIREARM (MACHINEGUN), in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Sections 5861(d), 5841 and 5871, punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, up to a $10,000 fine or both.

The Indictment alleged that on or about July 10, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, VISSER, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

The Indictment further alleged that on or about August 17, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, VISSER did knowingly possess a machinegun, to wit: One (1) Seekins Precision, Model SP15; .223 caliber rifle, which is a firearm, as defined in Title 26, United States Code, Section 5845, not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.

Charges arose from an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshals Service pending sentencing.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime
Updated October 25, 2016