Two Individuals Indicted in April Federal Grand Jury
|U.S. Attorney’s Office April 09, 2013|
MUSKOGEE, OK—The United States Attorney’s Office announced today the results of the April 2013 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. Statutory maximum punishments are in parentheses. United States Sentencing Guidelines may be considered, upon conviction, by the sentencing court. Federal prison sentences are non-parolable.”
David Lewis McDowell, age 50, Formerly of Antlers, Oklahoma, Wire Fraud and Money Laundering
The indictment alleges that on or about May 9, 2008, through October 15, 2009, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, defendant David Lewis McDowell knowingly devised a scheme to defraud investors by fraudulently representing and promising that FASTech had a system that could produce ethanol at a commercial production rate sufficient to sell commercially. Based upon those fraudulent and material representations, his actions caused victims to send money via interstate wire communications to be invested in FASTech. The indictment further alleges that on or about June 25, 2008 through November 9, 2009, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, defendant David Lewis McDowell did knowingly engage in a monetary transaction through a financial institution, affecting interstate commerce, in a criminally derived property of a value greater than $10,000 by causing money to be transferred from accounts at Ameristate Bank, such proceeds having derived from a specified unlawful activity.
The charges arose from an investigation by the Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The charges are in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343, punishable by up to 20 years’ imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000 fine; and Title 18, United States Code, Section 1957, punishable by up to 10 years’ imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine or twice the amount of criminally derived property.
Andrew Duane Sloan, age 24, of Hendrix, Oklahoma, Failure to Register as Sex Offender
The indictment alleges that from in or about December 2012 until on or about March 22, 2013, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, Andrew Duan Sloane, defendant herein, an individual required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act after having received felony convictions from the state of Oklahoma, Bryan County, on or about March 3, 2009, for the felony offenses of second-degree rape and sexual battery (two counts), traveled in interstate commerce and knowingly failed to register and update his registration as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.
The charge arose from an investigation by the Bryan County Sheriff’s Department and the United States Marshals Service. The charge is in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2250(a)(1), 2250(a)(2)(B) and 2250(a)(3) and is punishable by not more than 10 years’ imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000 fine.