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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Two Individuals Indicted In September Federal Grand Jury

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office announced today the results of the September 2016 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.”

 

JULIUS FERRELL BLACK, age 29, of Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Felon In Possession Of Firearm
Possession Of Firearm With An Obliterated Serial Number

The Indictment alleges that on or about June 29, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm, with an obliterated serial number, which had been shipped and transported in interstate or foreign commerce. 

The charges arose from an investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.  The charges are in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2), punishable by no more than 10 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00 or both and Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(k) and 924(a)(1)(B), punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Timothy Hammer

 

BUDDY LYNN VISSER, age 56, of Okmulgee, Oklahoma

Felon In Possession Of Firearm
Felon In Possession Of Firearm And Ammunition
Possession Of Unregistered Firearm (Machine Gun)
Possession Of Unregistered Firearm (Short-Barreled Rifle)
Possession Of Unregistered Firearm (Silencer)
Possession Of Firearm (Silencer) Which Is Not Identified By Serial Number

The Indictment alleges that on or about July 10, 2016, July 25, 2016 and August 17, 2016, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, and elsewhere, the defendant, an individual having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce firearms and ammunition, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.  It further alleges that on or about August 17, 2016, the defendant did knowingly possess a machine gun, a rifle, having a barrel less than 16 inches in length and 7 silencers, 2 of which were without serial numbers, all classified as firearms, that were not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record. 

The charges arose from an investigation by the Highland, Illinois Police Department, the United States Postal Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.  The charges are in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine or both; Title 26, United States Code, Sections 5861(d), 5841 and 5871, punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, up to a $10,000.00 fine or both and Title 26, United States Code, Sections 5842(b), 5861(i) and 5871, punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, up to a $10,000.00 fine or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris

Updated September 8, 2016