Sallisaw Man Sentenced for Embezzlement and Theft from an Indian Tribal Organization
|U.S. Attorney’s Office August 29, 2012|
MUSKOGEE, OK—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that George Franklin England, Jr., age 41, of Sallisaw, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 36 months of probation with six months served on home detention for embezzlement and theft from an Indian Tribal Organization, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1163. The defendant was also ordered to pay $11,072.40 in restitution.
The charge arose from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The defendant was indicted in February 2012 and pled guilty in March 2012.
The Indictment alleged that on or about September 13, 2008, and continuing until on or about September 22, 2008, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did embezzle, steal, and willfully and knowingly convert to his own use, money, funds, and credits, in excess of $1,000, belonging to the Seminole Nation, an Indian Tribal Organization.
The Honorable Ronald A. White, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over today’s hearing.
Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.