U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma
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May 12, 2015

Muskogee Man Pleads Guilty to Robbery Conspiracy

MUSKOGEE, OK—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that MATTHEW EUGENE TRIPLETT, age 44, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, pled guilty to CONSPIRACY TO INTERFERE WITH COMMERCE BY ROBBERY, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1951.

The charge arose from an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Violent Crime Task Force.

The Indictment alleged that from on or about January 15, 2014, through on or about January 22, 2014, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, MATTHEW EUGENE TRIPLETT, conspired with others, known and unknown to the grand jury, to commit robbery, which unlawfully obstructed, delayed, and affected commerce.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service.

The statutory range of punishment is not more than 20 years’ imprisonment, up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.

Assistant United States Attorney Rob Wallace represented the United States.

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