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Seven Individuals Indicted In June 2019 Federal Grand Jury Featured

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Charges Include Firearms, Drug Trafficking, Conspiracy, Embezzlement And Bomb Threat


MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office announced today the results of the June 2019 Federal Grand Jury.

 

The following named individuals have been charged with a federal crime or crimes by the return of an indictment by the Grand Jury. A Grand Jury Indictment does not constitute evidence of guilt. A Grand Jury Indictment is a method of bringing formal charges against the defendant. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and may not be found guilty unless evidence establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. United States Sentencing Guidelines may be considered, upon conviction, by the sentencing court. Federal prison sentences are non-parolable.

 

RANCE DEWAYNE CHILDS, age 36, of Broken Bow, Oklahoma
Felon In Possession Of Firearm

 

The Indictment alleges that on or about May 5, 2019, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant, RANCE DEWAYNE CHILDS, having been convicted of crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce a firearm, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both.

 

The charges arose from an investigation by the Seminole Nation Lighthorse Police, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

 

Special Assistant United States Attorney Courtney Jordan.

 

CHARLENE CLOUD, age 48, of Seminole, Oklahoma
LUCINDA LINDSEY, age 44, of Earlsboro, Oklahoma
ALETHA WISE, age 36, of Earlsboro, Oklahoma
Conspiracy

Embezzlement And Theft From Indian Tribal Organization

 

The Indictment alleges that beginning on or about January 2, 2013, and continuing thereafter until on or about February 16, 2016, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendants, CHARLENE CLOUD, LUCINDA LINDSEY and ALETHA WISE, knowingly and willfully conspired and agreed together and with each other and others known to the grand jury, to commit an offense against the United States, that is, Embezzlement and Theft from an Indian Tribal Organization, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1163, punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both.

 

The Indictment further alleges that from on or about June 11, 2014, to on or about February 16, 2016, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendants, CHARLENE CLOUD, LUCINDA LINDSEY and ALETHA WISE, being employees of an Indian tribal organization, that is, the Seminole Nation Business, Commerce, and Regulatory Commission, did steal, embezzle and willfully and knowingly convert to their own use moneys, funds and credits with a value of more than $1,000.00 belonging to the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1163 and 2, punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Seminole Nation Lighthorse Police and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

 

First Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Wilson.

 

ROGER CHRISTOPHER SIMPSON, age 44, of Lawton Correctional Facility, Oklahoma
Use Of Telephone To Make A Bomb Threat

 

The Indictment alleges that on or about January 22, 2019, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, ROGER CHRISTOPHER SIMPSON, did, through use of a telephone, willfully make a threat to kill, injure, and intimidate any individual and to damage and destroy a building, vehicle, or other real or personal property, by means of fire and explosive, in and affecting interstate commerce, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 844(e), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both.

 

The charges arose from an investigation by the Seminole Police Department, the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Assistant United States Attorney Clay Compton.

 

RICARDO MARTINEZ, age 46, of Eagletown, Oklahoma
CARLOS MEDINA-TAMAYO, age 39, of Eagletown, Oklahoma
Drug Conspiracy
Distribution Of Methamphetamine (3 Counts)
Possession With Intent To Distribute Methamphetamine
Illegal Alien In Possession Of Firearm

 

The Indictment alleges that beginning on a date in February 2019, the exact date being unknown to the Grand Jury, and continuing until on or about May 17, 2019, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, RICARDO MARTINEZ and CARLOS MEDINA-TAMAYO, defendants herein, did willfully and knowingly combine, conspire, confederate, and agree together, and with others known and unknown to the Grand Jury to possess with intent to distribute and distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A), punishable by not less than 10 years and not more than life imprisonment, a fine up to $10,000,000.00, or both.

 

The Indictment further alleges that on or about March 22, 2019, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, defendant, RICARDO MARTINEZ, did knowingly and intentionally distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual), a Schedule II controlled substance, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A), punishable by not less than 10 years and not more than life imprisonment, a fine up to $10,000,000.00, or both.

 

The Indictment further alleges that on or about April 10, 2019, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, defendant, RICARDO MARTINEZ, did knowingly and intentionally distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual), a Schedule II controlled substance, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A), punishable by not less than 10 years and not more than life imprisonment, a fine up to $10,000,000.00, or both.

 

The Indictment further alleges that on or about May 9, 2019, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, defendant, RICARDO MARTINEZ, did knowingly and intentionally distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine (actual), a Schedule II controlled substance, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A), punishable by not less than 10 years and not more than life imprisonment, a fine up to $10,000,000.00, or both.

 

The Indictment further alleges that on or about May 17, 2019, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, defendants, RICARDO MARTINEZ and CARLOS MEDINA-TAMAYO, did knowingly and intentionally possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Sections 841(a)(1) and 841(b)(1)(A) and Title 18, United States Code, Section 2, punishable by not less than 10 years and not more than life imprisonment, a fine up to $10,000,000.00, or both.

 

The Indictment further alleges that on or about May 17, 2019, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, CARLOS MEDINA-TAMAYO, then being an alien illegally and unlawfully in the United States, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(5) and 924(a)(2), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both.

 

The charges arose from an investigation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

 

 

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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