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

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Panama City, Florida, Man Sentenced to 60 Months for Wire/Mail Fraud

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that JAMES DEAN KAYVONFAR, age 53, of Panama City, Florida, was sentenced to five years probation for Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud/Mail Fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The defendant was indicted in August, 2012 and pled guilty in June 2013.

The Indictment alleged that in or about August 2007 to in or about April 2010, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, the defendant, knowingly and wilfully conspired with other persons known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to transmit or caused to be transmitted by means of a wire communication or the United States Mail, communication for the purpose to defraud the United States and Texas Capital Bank, a financial institution insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, all in order to obtain money by means of false and fraudulent pretenses, representations, and promises.

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.

Assistant United States Attorney Chris Wilson represented the United States.

Updated March 17, 2015