Australian Man Sentenced to Serve More Than 18 Years in Federal Prison for Production of Child Pornography
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Today, OMERO CORDOVA, 32, of Oklahoma City, was sentenced by United States District Judge Joe Heaton to serve 156 months in federal prison for money laundering, drug trafficking and gun charges, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.
Following an extensive investigation, a search warrant was executed at 2412 SW 78th Street, a residence owned by Cordova, and police located multiple handguns, large amounts of cash, and marijuana. Cordova was indicted and charged with six counts: (1) distribution of less than 50 kilograms of marijuana, (2) possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, (3) possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, (4) maintaining a drug-involved premises, (5) falsifying a material fact, and (6) money laundering. A jury trial was held in September of 2013 and, after three days of evidence, the jury deliberated less than three hours before finding Cordova guilty of all counts.
Today, Judge Heaton sentenced Cordova to serve 156 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. He was immediately remanded into custody to begin serving his sentence.
This case is the result of a joint investigation including IRS Criminal Investigation, the Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Edward J. Kumiega.