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Federal Grand Jury A Indictments Announced-February 2023
Federal Grand Jury A Indictments Announced-February 2023United States Attorney Clint Johnson today announced the results of the February 2023 Federal Grand...

United States Attorney Clint Johnson today announced the results of the February 2023 Federal Grand Jury A.

The following individuals have been charged with violations of United States law in indictments returned by the Grand Jury. The return of an indictment is a method of informing a defendant of alleged violations of federal law, which must be proven in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt to overcome a defendant’s presumption of innocence.

Christopher Emile Champoux. Receipt and Distribution of Child Pornography; Possession of Child Pornography. Champoux, 36, of Bristow, allegedly received, distributed, and possessed child sexual abuse material from Sept. 28, 2021, to Oct. 28, 2022. Homeland Security Investigations and Bristow Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney George Jiang is prosecuting the case. 23-CR-48

Juan Carlos Figueroa-Hernandez. Unlawful Reentry of a Removed Alien. Figueroa-Hernandez, 51, a Honduran national, is charged with unlawfully reentering the United States after having been removed on Nov. 1, 2016, at or near San Antonio, Texas. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations is the investigative agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cheryl L. Baber is prosecuting the case. 23-CR-56

Pedro Flores-Vivar. Unlawful Reentry of a Removed Alien. Flores-Vivar, 49, a Mexican national, is charged with unlawfully reentering the United States after having been removed on Nov. 12, 2007, at or near Laredo, Texas. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations is the investigative agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cheryl L. Baber is prosecuting the case. 23-CR-57

Justin Randall Gering; Tyler Levi Tavis. Arson of Property Used in an Activity Affecting Interstate and Foreign Commerce; Damage by Fire of Property Owned by an Institution Receiving Federal Funding. Gering, 29, of Fairland, and Tavis, 22, of Miami, are charged with setting a fire in the Ottawa County Jail, located at 28 B Street SE in Miami, on Dec.23, 2022. The two were incarcerated in the jail at the time of the crime. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney George Jiang is prosecuting the case. 23-CR-62

Scotty Harjo. Second Degree Burglary in Indian Country (Counts 1-27) (superseding).  Harjo, 39, of Tulsa, is charged with breaking into commercial buildings on 27 different occasions in 2022 with the intent to steal property or cash. Businesses included restaurants, bars, coffee shops, bakeries, doughnut shops, barber shops, warehouses and more. The Bureau of Indian Affairs and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam C. Bailey is prosecuting the case. 23-CR-2.

Mary Frances Hernandez. Wire Fraud (Counts 1-2). From Feb. 6, 2018, to Dec. 19, 2018, Hernandez, 36, of Tulsa, was employed as a bookkeeper and general manager at a protective equipment supply company and allegedly made numerous unauthorized purchases using the company’s Chase Bank corporate credit card, totaling $18, 917.33. The U.S. Secret Service is the investigative agency. Assistant U.S. Attorneys George Jiang and Richard M. Cella are prosecuting the case. 23-CR-49

Mauricio Hernandez-Castillo. Unlawful Reentry of a Removed Alien; Alien Unlawfully in the United States in Possession of a Firearm. Hernandez-Castillo, 36 of Tulsa, is charged with unlawfully reentering the United States after having been removed on June 29, 2018, at or near Houston, Texas. He is further charged with being a felon in possession of an Anderson Manufacturing multi-caliber semiautomatic pistol and 195 rounds of ammunition. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney William Rubens is prosecuting the case. 23-CR-63

Phillip Verlon Logan; David Bryson Logan. Arson of a Building Receiving Federal Funds. Verlon Logan, 38, of Wyandotte, and David Logan, 24, of Miami, allegedly set a fire in the Ottawa County Jail, located at 28 B Street SE in Miami, on June 4, 2022. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Leah D. Paisner is prosecuting the case. 23-CR-61

Abner Lopez-Alvarado. Unlawful Reentry of a Removed Alien; Alien Unlawfully in the United States in Possession of a Firearm. Lopez-Alvarado, 33, a Honduran national, is charged with unlawfully reentering the United States after having been removed on Sept. 17, 2012. He was further charged with possessing a Sig Sauer Magnum caliber revolver while being unlawfully in the United States. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcements’ Enforcement and Removal Operations, the Tulsa Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney William Rubens is prosecuting the case. 23-CR-53

Jayme Gamaliel Lopez-Olivares. Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition by an Alien Illegally in the United States. Lopez-Olivares, 39, a Guatemalan national, is charged with possessing a Smith & Wesson 9mm caliber pistol and 16 rounds of ammunition while being unlawfully in the United States. The Tulsa Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon A. Skates is prosecuting the case. 23-CR-54

Jajuan Alexander Markham. Felon in Possession of a Firearm; Possession of Fentanyl with Intent to Distribute; Carrying a Firearm During and in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime; Possession of a Stolen Firearm. On Dec. 3, 2022, Markham, 30, of Tulsa, a felon, was carrying a stolen Browning 9mm caliber semi-automatic pistol while possessing with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl. The Drug Enforcement Administration and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Spencer Willson is prosecuting the case. 23-CR-46

Colby Howard McGinnis. Bank Fraud (1-51); Aggravated Identity Theft (52-102) . McGinnis, 31, of Tulsa, is charged with making dozens of illegal purchases using another individual’s stolen debit card. Purchases were made from Nov. 3, 2022, through Nov. 7, 2022, at convenience stores, clothing and shoe stores, restaurants, hotels, casinos and more. The Tulsa Police Department and U.S. Secret Service are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon A. Skates is prosecuting the case. 23-CR-60

Porfirio Mejia-Murcia. Unlawful Reentry of a Removed Alien. Mejia-Murcia, 46, a Honduran national, is charged with unlawfully reentering the United States on Aug. 3, 2007, at or near Harlingen, Texas. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations is the investigative agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cheryl L. Baber is prosecuting the case. 23-CR-58

Cole Walker Morris. Threatening to Kidnap, Assault and Murder a Member of the Federal Judiciary. On Jan. 10, 2023, Morris, 29, of Tulsa, allegedly threatened to assault, kidnap, and murder a federal judge with the intent to intimidate the judge and his staff. The FBI, U.S. Marshals Service and Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryan A. Achorn is prosecuting the case. 23-CR-47

Guillermo Rodriguez Garcia. Unlawful Reentry of a Removed Alien. Rodriguez, 43, a Mexican national, is charged with unlawfully reentering the United States after having been removed on Oct. 31, 2022, at or near Laredo-Columbia Bridge, Texas. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Enforcement and Removal Operations is the investigative agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Buscemi is prosecuting the case. 23-CR-55

Bryan Cordell ThomasFelon in Possession of a Firearm. Thomas, 35, of Tulsa, is charged with being a felon in possession of a Ruger 9mm automatic caliber pistol. Homeland Security Investigations and the Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth Elmore is prosecuting the case. 23-CR-41

Lucas Anthony Walker. First Degree Murder in Indian Country; Carrying, Using, Brandishing, and Discharging a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence in Indian Country. Walker, 20, of Bartlesville, was indicted for the first degree murder of victims Deborah and Larry Dutton. The crimes occurred on Dec. 21, 2022. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, and FBI are the investigative agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Eric O. Johnston and Shakema M. Onias are prosecuting the case. 23-CR-50

Originally published at https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/oklahomacity/news/federal-grand-jury-a-indictments-announcedfebruary-2023

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