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Sallisaw Man Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy, Possession Of Counterfeit Obligation

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 Christopher Don Jackson, age 44, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, entered a guilty plea to Conspiracy, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 474, punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00 or both; and to Possession of Counterfeit Obligation of the United States, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 474(a) and 2, punishable by not more than 25 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both. 

The Indictment alleged that beginning in or about July 2018, and continuing until on or about the 7th day of January, 2019, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, the defendant, did knowingly and intentionally conspire, confederate and agree with others, others both known and unknown to the grand jury, to commit offenses against the United States in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 474, namely, Possession of Counterfeit Obligations of the United States. 

The Indictment further alleged that on or about October 9, 2018, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant, did knowingly have in his possession and custody, with intent to sell or otherwise use, a falsely made and counterfeited one (1) fifty-dollar Federal Reserve Note, made after the similitude of obligations issued under the authority of the United States, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 474(a) and 2. 

The charges arose from an investigation by the Sallisaw Police Department and the United States Secret Service. 

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.   

Assistant United States Attorney Clay Compton represented the United States. 

Updated March 4, 2020

Topics
Financial Fraud