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Okmulgee Man Sentenced To 72 Months For Firearm Possession, Unregistered Firearm

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 that BUDDY LYNN VISSER, age 56, of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 72 months imprisonment, and 3 years of supervised release for FELON IN POSSESSION OF FIREARM, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1), 924(a)(2) and 924(e)(1); and for POSSESSION OF UNREGISTERED FIREARM (MACHINEGUN), in violation of Title 26, United States Code, Sections 5861(d), 5841 and 5871.

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.

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

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 custody pending transportation to the designated federal facility at which the nonparoleable sentence will be served.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.

Updated May 24, 2017

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime