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Ten Individuals Indicted In December Grand Jury

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office announced today the results of the November 2015 Federal Grand Jury.

“The following named individuals have been charged with a federal crime or crimes by the return of an indictment by the Grand Jury.  A grand jury Indictment does not constitute evidence of guilt.  A grand jury Indictment is a method of bringing formal charges against the defendant.  A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and may not be found guilty unless evidence establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.  United States Sentencing Guidelines may be considered, upon conviction, by the sentencing court.  Federal prison sentences are non-parolable.”

 

JOHN RICHARD FLOURNOY, age 47, of Coalgate, Oklahoma

Theft of Government Funds
Making a False Statement
Forfeiture Allegation

The Indictment alleges that beginning in or about February, 2011, and continuing until on or about December 23, 2013, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, defendant JOHN RICHARD FLOURNOY, did willfully and knowingly steal and purloin money of the Social Security Administration, a department or agency of the United States, namely, Social Security Administration Supplemental Security Income payments to which he knew he was not entitled, having a value in excess of $1,000.00. It further alleged that on or about July 10, 2012 and on or about July 8, 2013, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant, did knowingly and willfully make and cause to be made a materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statement and representation in a matter within the jurisdiction of the Social Security Administration, an agency of the United States, in that on a Social Security Administration Representative Payee Report the Defendant stated that D.F. resided with Defendant, when in truth and fact, as Defendant well knew, D.F. did not reside with the Defendant. A Forfeiture Allegation is also included in the Indictment.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General. The charges are in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641, punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment; up to a $250,000.00 fine and Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001(a)(2), punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment; up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Rob Wallace

 

KAY ANN FARROW, age 69, of Eufaula, Oklahoma

Wire Fraud
Forfeiture Allegation

The Indictment alleges that on or about July 11, 2014, in Eufaula, Oklahoma, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, KAY ANN FARROW, for the purpose of executing the scheme, caused to be transmitted by means of wire communication in interstate commerce writings, signs, signals, pictures, and sounds. It further alleged that on or about July 16, 2014, in Eufaula, Oklahoma, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, the Defendant, for the purpose of executing the scheme, caused to be transmitted by means of wire communication in interstate commerce writings, signs, signals, pictures, and sounds. A Forfeiture Allegation is also included in the Indictment.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Eufaula Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The charges are in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343, punishable by not more than 20 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Kristin Harrington

 

BOB GENE HALL, age 35, of Cushing, Oklahoma
a/k/a ROBERT GLEN HENSLEY

Drug Conspiracy
Distribution of Methamphetamine
Forfeiture Allegation

The Indictment alleges that beginning in or about February 2015, the exact date being unknown to the Grand Jury, and continuing until on or about September 1, 2015, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, BOB GENE HALL, a/k/a Robert Glen Hensley, did knowingly and intentionally combine, conspire, confederate and agree with others, both known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to commit offenses against the United States in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846, as follows: to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance. It further alleged that on or about September 1, 2015, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did knowingly and intentionally distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II Controlled Substance.  A Forfeiture Allegation is also included in the Indictment. 

The charges are a result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The charges are in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846, 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(A), punishable by mandatory life imprisonment, and up to $20,000,000.00 fine; and Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(B), punishable by not less than 10 years imprisonment, and up to $8,000,000.00 fine. 

Assistant United States Attorney Shannon Henson

 

ANTONIO JUAN PAREDES, age 35,

Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

The Indictment alleges that on or about July 21, 2012, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, at the Choctaw Travel Plaza in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, in Indian Country, within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, the defendant, ANTONIO JUAN PAREDES, an Indian, assaulted M.C. with a dangerous weapon, with the intent to do bodily harm. 

The charge is a result of an investigation by the Choctaw Nation Tribal Police, Broken Bow Police Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The charge is in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1153, 1151 & 113(a)(3), punishable by no more than 10 years imprisonment, up to $250,000.00 or both. 

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow

 

NICKOLLE DENISE DIXON, age 24, of Fort Smith, Arkansas

Embezzlement and Theft from Indian Tribal Organizations

The Indictment alleges from in or about January 2013 to on or about January 5, 2014, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, NIKOLLE DENISE DIXON, did steal, embezzle and knowingly and willfully convert to her own use monies in excess of $1,000.00 which had been entrusted to her custody and care as an employee of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, an Indian tribal organization. 

The charge is a result of an investigation by the Choctaw Nation Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The charge is in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1163, punishable by no more than 5 years imprisonment, up to $250,000.00 or both. 

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow

 

ALLEN MICHAEL SCOTT, age 22, of Pottsboro, Texas

DUNG THI NGOC NGUYEN, age 33, of Carrollton, Texas

Theft by Officers or Employees of Gaming Establishment on Indian Lands

The Indictment alleges from on or about February 9, 2015, to on or about February 20, 2015, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, ALLEN MICHAEL SCOTT and DUNG THI NGOC NGUYEN, defendants herein, while ALLEN MICHAEL SCOTT was an employee of the Choctaw Nation Casino and Resort, did embezzle, abstract, purloin, willfully misapply and take and carry away in excess of $1,000.00 of moneys belonging to the Choctaw Nation Casino and Resort, an Indian gaming establishment operated by the Choctaw Nation in Indian Country, pursuant to an ordinance or resolution approved by the National Indian Gaming Commission. 

The charge is a result of an investigation by the Choctaw Nation Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The charge is in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1168(b) & 2, punishable by no more than 20 years imprisonment, up to $1,000,000.00 or both. 

Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow

 

RODNEY GENE BENNETT, age 25, of Wetumka, Oklahoma

Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

The Indictment alleges on or about August 5, 2015, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, RODNEY GENE BENNETT, did knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance. 

The charge is a result of an investigation by the Seminole Nation Tribal Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The charge is in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(B), punishable by not less than 5 years imprisonment, up to $5,000,000.00 or both. 

Assistant United States Attorney Tim Hammer

 

SAMMIE WAYNE COX, age 51, of Spiro, Oklahoma

Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine
Possession of Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime
Felon in Possession of Firearm

The Indictment alleges on or about October 30, 2015, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, SAMMIE WAYNE COX, did knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute fifty (50) grams or more of methamphetamine (actual), a Schedule II controlled substance. It also alleged On or about October 30, 2015, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did knowingly possess firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime for which he may be prosecuted in a court of the United States, that is, Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine as alleged in Count One and the Defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, firearms which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

The charges are a result of an investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and the Drug Enforcement Administration.  The charges are in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) & 841(b)(1)(A)(viii), punishable by not less than 10 years imprisonment, up to $10,000,000.00 or both; Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A), punishable by not less than 5 years imprisonment, up to $250,000.00 fine; and Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, up to $250,000.00 fine or both. 

Assistant United States Attorney Tim Hammer

 

DONALD RAY McCOY, Jr., age 36, of Stilwell, Oklahoma

Felon in Possession of Firearm

The Indictment alleges On or about July 29, 2015 and continuing until July 30, 2015, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, DONALD RAY McCOY, Jr., 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 charge is a result of an investigation by the Tahlequah Police Department, District 27 Drug Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The charge is in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1), 924(a)(2) & 924(e)(1), punishable by not less than 15 years imprisonment, up to $250,000.00 or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris

Updated February 4, 2016