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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Oklahoma City Attorney Sentenced to Serve 24 Months in Federal Prison for Possessing a Firearm While Subject to Victim Protective Order

OKLAHOMA CITY – Today, Oklahoma City attorney KEEGAN KELLEY HARROZ, 37, was sentenced to serve 24 months in federal prison for being a prohibited person unlawfully in possession of a firearm, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Robert J. Troester.

On September 29, 2020, Harroz pled guilty to one count of unlawfully possessing a firearm while subject to victim protective order.  Specifically, Harroz admitted that, on or about August 4, 2019, she possessed a firearm in violation of federal law because she was subject to a state-court victim protective order at the time she possessed the firearm.

Today, U.S. District Judge Scott L. Palk sentenced Harroz to 24 months of imprisonment, to be followed by a three-year term of supervised release.  In announcing the sentence, Judge Palk noted the nature and circumstances of the offense and the history and characteristics of Harroz.  Harroz has been in federal custody since September 27, 2019. 

This case is a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, with assistance from the United States Marshals Service and Oklahoma City Police Department, along with other law enforcement partners.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Matthew P. Anderson, Jacquelyn M. Hutzell, and Danielle M. Connolly are prosecuting the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods and Project Guardian, the Department of Justice’s signature initiatives to reduce gun violence and enforce federal firearms laws.  The case is also part of "Operation 922," the district’s local implementation of Project Safe Neighborhoods and Project Guardian.  "Operation 922" prioritizes firearms prosecutions connected to domestic violence, including domestic violence abusers who possess a firearm and are subject to a victim protective order or have been previously convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

Reference is made to court filings for further information.

Topic(s): 
Project Guardian
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Firearms Offenses
Updated March 24, 2021