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Woodall Man Pleads Guilty To Firearm, Ammunition Possession By Illegal Alien

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 that Baudel Lopez-Rodriguez, age 41, of Woodall, Oklahoma, entered a guilty plea to Illegal Alien In Possession of Firearm and Ammunition, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(5)(A) and 924(a)(2), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both. 

The Indictment alleged that on or about December 2, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, then being an alien illegally and unlawfully in the United States, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, firearms and ammunition which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce. 

The charges arose from an investigation by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Immigration and Customs Enforcement of the Department of Homeland Security, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, 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 Christopher Wilson represented the United States.

Updated October 18, 2018

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