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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Oklahoma

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Former Comanche Nation Employee Charged with Embezzling from the Tribe

Oklahoma City, OklahomaJULIEROSE BAQUERA MOLINA, 38, of Cache, Oklahoma, has been charged with felony embezzlement from the Comanche Nation Tax Commission, announced Mark A. Yancey, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.


According to an indictment returned by a federal grand jury yesterday, from October 2014 through March 2016, Molina was employed by the tribe’s Tax Commission, which funds government operations. The indictment alleges that she took more than $1,000 from the Tax Commission illegally.


If convicted, Molina could be sentenced to five years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine. She will also be required to pay restitution to the Comanche Nation Tax Commission.


This case is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Comanche Nation Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica Cárdenas Jarvis.

Indian Country Law and Justice
Updated July 21, 2017