Two Individuals Plead Guilty To Possession Of Electronic Image Of Currency
MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Brandon Everett Barker, age 36, of Austin, Texas; and Michelle Denise Carson, age 39, of Indianapolis, Indiana, each pled guilty to one count of Possession Of An Electronic Image Of An Obligation Of The United States, in violation of Title 18 United States Code, Sections 474(a) and 2, punishable by not more than 25 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine, or both.
The Indictment alleged that on or about September 17, 2017, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendants, Brandon Everett Barker and Michelle Denise Carson, did unlawfully and with intent to defraud, have in in their control, custody, and possession, a digital and electronic image of an obligation or other security of the United States, to wit: a one hundred dollar bill.
The charges arose from an investigation by the Atoka Police Department and the United States Secret Service.
The Honorable Kimberly E. West, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.
Assistant United States Attorney Rob Wallace represented the United States.