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Former Treasurer of Fraternal Order of Police Pays $306,577 in Restitution to Victims

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

TULSA, Okla.— Due to the aggressive collection efforts of the Northern District’s Financial Litigation Unit, Lorna Jean Vanlandingham, the former Treasurer of the Fraternal Order of Police Oklahoma State Lodge and the Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police, has been forced to repay $306,577.24 in restitution, fine and special assessment fees, announced United States Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr.

Lorna Jean Vanlandingham, was sentenced to serve 33 months in prison on June 22, 2015, for embezzling from Lodge bank accounts. United States District Court Chief Judge Gregory K. Frizzell ordered Vanlandingham to pay restitution in the amount of $291,127.59, plus interest, a $15,000 fine, and a $200 special assessment fee.

The Financial Litigation Unit (FLU) is the collections component of the Civil Division in the U.S. Attorney’s Office. FLU has the primary responsibility of handling debt collection and affirmative claim litigation. Assistant United States Attorney Scott Woodward, assisted by Libbi Felty, a Paralegal, and Celeste Allen, a Legal Assistant, were responsible for the collection of the full amount of restitution, fine and special assessment in this case.


Updated December 8, 2015