Friday, September 30, 2016

Weeks Sentenced in U.S. Court

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Muskogee announced this week that Mark Brandon Weeks, 41, of Van Buren, Ark., was sentenced to 15 months of imprisonment and three years of supervised release for possession of counterfeit bills. The defendant was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $300.

The charges are a result of an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department, the Sallisaw Police Department and the U.S. Secret Service. The defendant was indicted in January and pled guilty in April.

The Indictment alleged that on or about Aug. 10, 2015, Weeks, did, with intent to defraud, possess counterfeit obligations of the United States, that is 70 counterfeit $100 Federal Reserve Notes, which he knew to be falsely made, forged and counterfeited.

District Judge Ronald A. White in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma in Muskogee presided over the hearing. 

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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