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United States Attorneys' Joint Statement Regarding Oklahoma Court Of Criminal Appeals Decision State Ex Rel. Matloff v. Wallace

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma

This morning the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals issued its decision in State ex rel. Matloff v. Wallace holding the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in McGirt v. Oklahoma does not apply retroactively. The United States Attorney’s offices in Oklahoma are reviewing today’s OCCA opinion and assessing its potential impact on cases previously referred to the United States for potential federal criminal prosecution,” said Acting United States Attorneys Christopher Wilson, Clint Johnson and Robert Troester. “In the interim, our offices will continue to focus on our mission of ensuring public safety and holding defendants accountable for their criminal acts.”

Updated August 12, 2021

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