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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 22, 2019

Valley View, Texas Woman Sentenced To 12 Months Probation, $1,000 Restitution For Theft From Gaming Establishments On Indian Lands

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Jeannie Irene Stegner, age 52, of Valley View, Texas, was sentenced to 1 year probation and ordered to pay $1000.00 in restitution for Theft From Gaming Establishments On Indian Lands, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1167(a). The charges arose from an investigation by the Chickasaw Nation Lighthorse Police and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

The Information alleged that on June 9, 2018, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant embezzled, abstracted, purloined, willfully misapplied, and took and carried away property of a value of $1,000.00 or less belonging to the Chickasaw Nation WinStar World Casino and Resort, an Indian gaming establishment operated by the Chickasaw Nation, pursuant to an ordinance or resolution approved by the National Indian Gaming Commission.

The Honorable Ronald A. White, U.S. District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated April 24, 2019