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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 8, 2019

Woodall Man Sentenced To 37 Months For Illegal Alien In Possession Of Firearm And Ammunition

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Baudel Lopez-Rodriguez, age 41, of Woodall, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 37 months’ imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release for 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). 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 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, knowingly possessed in and affecting commerce, firearms and ammunition which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester said.  “Enforcement of federal gun laws is one way we are able to partner with local law enforcement agencies and district attorneys in their on-going efforts to make communities safer. This investigation and prosecution was a result of open lines of communication between all the agencies involved.” 

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. First Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Wilson represented the United States. 

Updated April 9, 2019