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

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Grove Man Sentenced To Over 3 Years In Prison For Laundering Money Fraudulently Obtained From Elderly Woman

TULSA, Okla. — Today, United States Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr. announced that William J. Butler II, 61, of Grove, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 38 months in prison for money laundering. Butler pleaded guilty on July 23, 2014, to a criminal Information filed on May 6, 2014.

Butler pleaded guilty to depositing $40,000 of funds fraudulently obtained from an elderly woman into a bank account in Grove, Oklahoma on June 19, 2012. Butler admitted that, in addition to the $40,000 deposited, an additional fraudulently obtained $33,985.85 was deposited from March 21, 2012 until June 19, 2014.

In addition to the term of incarceration, U.S. District Judge John E. Dowdell ordered Butler to pay restitution in the amount of $77,985.85. The court also entered a money judgment in the amount of $40,000 against Butler.

The matter was investigated by the IRS- Criminal Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Shannon Bears Cozzoni and Catherine Depew prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

U.S. v. William J. Butler III

Updated July 14, 2015