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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 17, 2016

Three Individuals Plead Guilty To Conspiracy Regarding Postal Money Orders

Defendants Stole, Possessed And Passed Money Order Forms

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced today that ADRIAN VINCENT CROSS, age 52, and LONETTA NICHOLE CROSS, age 44, both of Poteau, Oklahoma, and LADAUGHNA JEAN DUXBURY, age 54, of Shady Point, Oklahoma, pled guilty to CONSPIRACY TO STEAL, POSSESS AND UTTER STOLEN UNITED STATES POSTAL MONEY ORDERS, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 371, punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine or both.

The Indictment alleged that on or about December 24, 2015, and continuing thereafter until on or about January 13, 2016, DUXBURY, along with Co-Conspirators CROSS and CROSS in the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, knowingly and willfully agreed and conspired against the United States to steal, possess and utter and pass United States Postal Service Money Order Forms.

Charges arose from an investigation by the Pocola Police Department, Shady Point Police Department, Leflore County Sheriff’s Office, and the United States Postal Service.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the guilty pleas and ordered the completion of presentencing reports. Sentencings will be scheduled following their completions.

Assistant United States Attorney Kristin Harrington represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
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Updated October 18, 2016