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Two Yantis TX Men Plead Guilty To Wire/Mail Fraud

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 MICHAEL SCOTT CALHOUN, age 49, and TOMMY WAYNE DAVIS, age 47, both of Yantis, Texas, pled guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud/Mail Fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The defendants were indicted in August, 2012.

The Indictment alleged that in or about August 2007 to in or about April 2010, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, the defendant, knowingly and wilfully conspired with other persons known and unknown to the Grand Jury, to transmit or caused to be transmitted by means of a wire communication or the United States Mail, communication for the purpose to defraud the United States and Texas Capital Bank, a financial institution insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, all in order to obtain money by means of false and fraudulent pretenses, representations, and promises.

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 presentence reports.

The statutory range of punishment is up to 30 years imprisonment and/or up to a $1,000,000.00 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Chris Wilson represented the United States.

Updated March 12, 2015