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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 6, 2019

Federal Grand Jury Criminal Indictments Announced

United States Attorney Trent Shores announced today the results of the September 2019 Federal Grand Jury B.

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 violations of federal law, which must be proven in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt to overcome a defendant’s presumption of innocence.

Christian Alvarado Morales; Anderson Garces Lopez. Conspiracy to Transfer Identification Documents; Aggravated Identity Theft; Possession With Intent to Use and Transfer Five or More Documents and Authentication Features; Unlawful Reentry of Removed Alien. Alvarado, 30, and Garces, 29, both of Tulsa, are charged with conspiring to create and sell fraudulent identification cards, including falsified U.S. Permanent Resident Cards and U.S. Social Security Cards. Garces is also charged with two counts of aggravated identity theft. Alvarado is also charged with three counts of aggravated  identity theft, and he is charged with possession with intent to transfer five or more falsified identification documents. Alvarado is further charged with reentry of a removed alien, having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported March 25, 2008, at or near Laredo, Texas. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and Enforcement and Removal Operations are the investigative agencies.

Ivan Arroyo. Interstate Communication With Intent to Extort. Arroyo, 27, of Broken Arrow, is charged with extortion using social media. Arroyo allegedly threatened to harm the reputation of another individual if the victim did not comply with his demands. The Cherokee Nation Marshal Service and FBI are the investigative Agencies.

Paul B. Bowker. Failure to Account for and Pay Over Withholding and FICA (Social Security and Medicare) Taxes (7 counts); Bank Fraud (100 counts). Bowker, 56, of Lancashire, United Kingdom, was chief financial officer and vice president for finance at a company that maintained offices in the Northern District of Oklahoma. While working in this position, Bowker was living in Tulsa. Per United States tax law, the company was responsible for withholding income taxes and FICA taxes from employees’ paychecks and for paying the monies over to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Bowker is charged with failure to collect and pay more than 3.6 million in income and FICA taxes from April 2014 through January 2016. In addition, Bowker is charged with 100 counts of bank fraud. As chief financial officer, Bowker was entrusted with a company credit card and was responsible for paying the monthly credit card bill by authorizing electronic transfer of funds from the company’s checking account at Mabrey Bank, in Bixby, to the company’s Visa account. From January 2014 through December 2015, Bowker is alleged to have fraudulently used the Visa credit card to make $130,000 worth of purchases for his own benefit then paying for those charges with the company’s checking account at Mabrey Bank. The IRS Criminal Investigation Division and FBI are the investigative agencies.

Neville David Ewell and Larry Latwan Walker. Possession of Cocaine With Intent to Distribute; Maintain Drug-Involved Premises; Felon in Possession of Firearms and Ammunition; Destruction or Removal of Property to Prevent Seizure; Unlawful User of Controlled Substances in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition; Drug Conspiracy; Possession of Methamphetamine With Intent to Distribute; Possession of Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Crimes; and Destruction or Removal of Property to Prevent Seizure (Superseding Indictment).  Ewell, 45, of Broken Arrow, is charged with possessing with intent to distribute cocaine and maintaining a drug-involved premises. Ewell is alleged to have used and maintained a premises in Tulsa for the purpose of manufacturing, distributing, and using cocaine. He is also charged with being a felon in possession of a Pietro Beretta 9x19mm caliber semi-automatic pistol and ammunition. Walker, 29, of Tulsa, is charged with being a felon in possession of a Smith & Wesson .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol and ammunition; and he is charged with possessing the Smith & Wesson pistol knowing he was an unlawful user of a controlled substance.  Walker is further charged with possessing the Smith & Wesson pistol in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes. Ewell and Walker are both charged with conspiring to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Both men are further charged with possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute; and they are charged with destroying, damaging, or removing property to prevent its seizure by law enforcement. The Tulsa Police Department, FBI, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are the investigative agencies.

Richard Blake Holbrook. Attempted Coercion and Enticement of a Minor. Holbrook, 23, of Bristow, is charged with attempting to persuade and entice an individual whom he believed to be a minor to engage in sexual activity.  The Bristow Police Department is the investigative agency.

Edward Leiva-Alvarez. Drug Conspiracy. Leiva-Alvarez, 37, residing at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary in McAlester, is charged with conspiring to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. The Drug Enforcement Administration, FBI, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Grand River Dam Authority and Miami Police Department are the investigative agencies.

Early Livestock. Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. Livestock, 48, of Tulsa, is charged with failing to register as a sex offender since July 2, 2018.  The U.S. Marshals Service and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies.

Clinton Eugene Rose. Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Rose, 43, of Cleveland, is charged with being a felon in possession of a Hi-Point .45ACP caliber semi-automatic pistol. According to the Indictment, Rose has previously been convicted of 24 different felonies. The Tulsa Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are the investigative authorities.

Lucas Shane Vann. Sexual Exploitation of a Child (Superseding Indictment).  Vann, 19, of Salina, is charged with knowingly producing an image of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office and FBI are the investigative agencies.

Jalil Charles Edward West. Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition. West, 30, of Tulsa, is charged with being a felon in possession of a Zastava 7.62X39mm semi-automatic pistol and 70 rounds of associated ammunition. The Tulsa Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are the investigative agencies.

 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Financial Fraud
Firearms Offenses
Immigration
Project Safe Childhood
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Tax
Contact: 
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Updated September 6, 2019