Thursday, October 13, 2016

Obregon Sentenced

Jade LaRae Obregon, 38, of Sallisaw was sentenced in U.S. Court in Muskogee to one year and one day imprisonment for theft of federal program funds. Obregon was also ordered to pay $57,385.94 in restitution.

The Indictment alleged that on or about Jan. 1, 2012, and continuing through Dec. 31, 2013, Obregon, an agent of Sequoyah Memorial Hospital in Sallisaw, embezzled, stole, obtained by fraud, and knowingly converted to the use of a person not the rightful owner, property worth at least $5,000 and owned by the hospital, that is diabetic test strips. 

Judge James H. Payne presided over the hearing.

The charges are a result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Obregon was ordered to report to the Bureau of Prisons on Jan. 15.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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