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Tuskahoma Resident Pleads Guilty To Federal Firearm Offense

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 Russell Richard Fincher, age 53, of Tuskahoma, Oklahoma, pleaded guilty pursuant to a written plea agreement to selling ammunition to a prohibited person.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

As part of the plea agreement, Fincher admitted during the plea hearing that on May 5, 2023, he knowingly sold 60 rounds of .40 caliber ammunition to an individual he had reason to believe was a felon.  Fincher also admitted that between February 2021 and June 2023, he unlawfully engaged in the business of dealing in firearms without a license.

Federal law requires that people engaged in the business of dealing in firearms, defined as repeatedly devoting time and attention to purchasing and reselling guns for monetary gain, obtain Federal Firearms Licenses, or FFLs, and run background checks on potential buyers.

The Honorable D. Edward Snow, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.

Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Satter represented the United States.

Updated May 21, 2024

Firearms Offenses