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Tulsa Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of A 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 today that CHELBI GEORGE, age 42, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, pled guilty to POSSESSION OF A COUNTERFEIT OBLIGATION, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 472.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department and the United States Secret Service.

The Indictment alleges that on or about May 5, 2015, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, CHELBI GEORGE, did with intent to defraud, possess counterfeit obligations of the United States.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report.  Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion.

The statutory range of punishment is not more than 20 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Melody Nelson represented the United States.

Updated February 4, 2016

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