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

Monday, April 18, 2016

Van Buren, Arkansas Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Counterfeit Obligation

Defendant Possessed 70 Counterfeit $100 Bills

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that MARK BRANDON WEEKS, age 41, of Van Buren, Arkansas, pled guilty to POSSESSION OF A COUNTERFEIT OBLIGATION, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 472 and 2, punishable by not more than 20 years imprisonment, a fine of up to $250,000.00 or both.

The charges are a result of an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department, the Sallisaw Police Department and the United States Secret Service. The defendant was indicted in January, 2016.

The Indictment alleged that on or about August 10, 2015, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, MARK BRANDON WEEKS, did with intent to defraud, possess counterfeit obligations of the United States, that is: Seventy (70) counterfeit $100 Federal Reserve Notes, which he knew to be falsely made, forged and counterfeited.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing.  The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshals Service pending sentencing.

Assistant United States Attorney Timothy Hammer represented the United States.

Financial Fraud
Updated April 25, 2016