U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma
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May 6, 2015

Muskogee Man Sentenced to 120 Months for Possession of Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number

MUSKOGEE, OK—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that STEVEN ALEX HUGHART, age 38, of Muskogee, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 120 months’ imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1) and Possession of a Firearm with a Removed, Obliterated, or Altered Serial Number, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(k) and 924(a)(1)(B).

The charges arose from an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The defendant was indicted in September, 2014 and pled guilty in January, 2015.

The Indictment alleges that on or about February 13, 2014, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, one .380 Jimenez Arms handgun, bearing an obliterated serial number, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

The Honorable James H. Payne, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing. The defendant will remain in the custody of the United States Marshal Service pending transportation to the designated federal prison at which he will serve his nonparolable sentence.

First Assistant United States Attorney Doug Horn represented the United States.

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