Boswell Man Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement and Theft from an Indian Tribal Organization
|U.S. Attorney’s Office October 16, 2012|
MUSKOGEE, OK—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that Demarius Demico Henderson, age 24, of Boswell, Oklahoma, pled guilty to embezzlement and theft from an Indian Tribal Organization, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1163.
The charges arose from an investigation by the Choctaw Nation Trial Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The defendant was indicted in August 2012.
The indictment alleged that on or about March 5, 2011, and continuing until on or about March 12, 2011, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did embezzle, steal, and willfully and knowingly convert to his own use property valued in excess of $1,000 belonging to the Choctaw Nation, an Indian tribal organization.
The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma in Muskogee, accepted the defendant’s guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion.
The statutory range of punishment is up to five years’ imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000 fine.
Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.