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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Federal Grand Jury Criminal Indictments Announced

TULSA, Okla. — The results of the October 2014 Federal Grand Jury were announced today by Danny C. Williams Sr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma.

The following individuals have been charged with violations of United States law in indictments returned by the Grand Jury. The return of an indictment is a method of informing a defendant of alleged federal crimes which must be proven in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt to overcome a defendant’s presumption of innocence.

Steven Lee Burch. Abusive Sexual Contact in Indian Country. Burch, 46, of Collinsville, is charged with engaging in non-consensual sexual contact with a woman within Indian Country. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is two years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service are the investigating agencies.

David Castrejon. Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute. Castrejon, 30, of Turlock, California, is charged with possessing 500 grams or more of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. If convicted, the minimum statutory penalty is 10 years in prison and a $10,000,000 fine. If convicted, the defendant may also forfeit seized currency. The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Tulsa Police Department are the investigating agencies.

Josue Antonio Chavez. Alien in the United States After Deportation. Chavez, 32, is charged with having unlawfully returned to the United States after being deported in June 2012 from Del Rio, Texas. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the investigative agency.

Ray Alan Cook. Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition. Cook, 30, of Tulsa, is charged with possessing a .22 caliber pistol and ammunition after prior felony convictions. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 10 years in prison and $250,000 fine. The defendant also faces forfeiture of the firearm involved in the offense. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Tulsa Police Department are the investigating agencies.

Joan Ervin Cruz-Garcia. Alien in the United States After Deportation. Cruz-Garcia, 24, is charged with having unlawfully returned to the United States after being deported in January 2012 from Laredo, Texas. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the investigative agency.

Cesar Estrada-Sandoval. Alien in the United States After Deportation. Estrada-Sandoval, 30, is charged with having unlawfully returned to the United States after being deported in December 2007 from El Paso, Texas. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the investigative agency.

Joshua Eli Owen. Felon in Possession of Firearm and Possession of Firearm After Conviction of Misdemeanor Crime in Domestic Violence. Owen, 26, of Tulsa, is charged with possessing a .25 caliber pistol after prior felony convictions and after having been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence. If convicted, each offense carries a statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearm and Explosives is the investigating agency.

Antonio Padilla-Lopez. Alien in the United States After Deportation. Padilla-Lopez, 42, is charged with having unlawfully returned to the United States after being deported in December 2007 from El Paso, Texas. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the investigative agency.

George Eugene Pryor. Theft of Government Property. Pryor, 46, of Sand Springs, is charged with fraudulently receiving approximately $19,000 in Social Security disability payments from the Social Security Administration. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The Social Security Administration-Office of the Inspector General is the investigating agency.

Ismael Serrano-Rodriguez. Alien in the United States After Deportation. Serrano-Rodriguez, 56, is charged with having unlawfully returned to the United States after being deported in April 2012 from San Ysidro, California. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the investigative agency.

Laura Sosa-Bringas. Alien in the United States After Deportation. Sosa-Bringas, 38, is charged with having unlawfully returned to the United States after being deported in August 2012 from Otay Mesa, California. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the investigative agency.

Updated July 14, 2015