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Eastern District of Oklahoma

Friday, August 7, 2020

Plano, Texas Man Sentenced To 6 Months Imprisonment, 6 Months At Halfway House For Transmitting Threatening Communication

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Stanley Colin Moldenhauer, age 39, of Plano, Texas was sentenced to 6 months’ imprisonment, 6 months at a halfway house and 3 years of supervised release for Transmitting a Threatening Communication in Interstate Commerce, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 875(c), The charges arose from an investigation by the Choctaw Nation Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The Indictment alleged that on or about May 4, 2019, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, the defendant, did knowingly and willfully transmit in interstate commerce, communications containing a threat to injure a person.

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said, “Threatening to injure others is not only unnecessary and wrong, it is illegal. The defendant now has a clear understanding of such. I hope others who might be inclined to make threats will make better decisions than he did.”

“Today's sentencing is a reminder that communicating a threat is a serious crime and will not be tolerated,” said Melissa Godbold, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Oklahoma City Field Office. "The FBI and our law enforcement partners will continue to aggressively investigate individuals who threaten violence against tribal nation facilities."

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. Assistant United States Attorney Sarah McAmis represented the United States.

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