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Press Release

Federal Grand Jury Criminal Indictments Announced

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla.—The results of the August 2015 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.

Vysean Leandre Embry and Jermaine Mayes. Drug Conspiracy, Distribution of Cocaine Base, and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime. Embry, 31, and Mayes, 31, both of Tulsa, are charged with conspiring to distribute crack cocaine, distributing crack cocaine, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. If convicted, the defendants face the statutory maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine for the drug conspiracy and distribution of cocaine base charges; and a statutory minimum penalty of five years and up to life in prison, to run consecutively with any other sentence, and a $250,000 fine for the firearm charge. The FBI and the Tulsa Police Department are the investigating agencies.

Mary Sue Russell. Embezzlement of Government Money and Property and False Statements. Russell, 53, of Miami, Oklahoma, is charged with embezzling over $1,000 from the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs, from May 2012 to October 2014. In addition, Russell is charged with three-counts of providing false statements to a BIA Special Agent. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for embezzling over $1,000; and a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for making false statements. The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the investigating agency.

Remijio Villarreal. Felon in Possession of Firearms. Villarreal, 38, of Tulsa, is charged with possessing a 7.62X39 caliber rifle, a .22 caliber rifle, and a 20 gauge shotgun after prior felony convictions. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. In addition, the firearms will be forfeited. The Tulsa Police Department and the FBI are the investigating agencies.


Updated August 4, 2015