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Paris, Texas Man Sentenced To 60 Months Probation, $14,000 Restitution For Theft From Gaming Establishments

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 Jason Lyle Mooneyham, age 48, of Paris, Texas, was sentenced to 5 years of probation and ordered to pay $14,000 in restitution for one count of Theft from Indian Gaming Establishments in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1167(b). The charges arose from an investigation by the Choctaw Nation Tribal Police and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

The Indictment alleged that in December 2018, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant willfully took and carried away with the intent to steal money, funds, and other property of a value in excess of $1,000.00 belonging to the Choctaw Nation Casino and Resort, an Indian gaming establishment operated by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the Chickasaw Nation Winstar World Casino and Resort, an Indian gaming establishment operated by the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma.

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “Working with our tribal law enforcement partners is a critical component to serving the people of the Eastern District of Oklahoma, and the tribal governments that are headquartered here. The U.S. Attorney’s Office values those relationships. Whether it be violent crime or, as in this case, financial crime, we are at our best when we work together.” 
The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. Special Assistant United States Attorney Courtney Jordan represented the United States.

Updated October 11, 2019

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