Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma
Thursday, August 15, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Four Individuals Indicted In August 2019 Federal Grand Jury
Charges Include Firearm Possession, Bribery, And Mortgaged Cattle
MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office announced today the results of the August 2019 Federal Grand Jury.
The following named individuals have been charged with a federal crime or crimes by the return of an indictment by the Grand Jury. A grand jury Indictment does not constitute evidence of guilt. A grand jury Indictment is a method of bringing formal charges against the defendant. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and may not be found guilty unless evidence establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. United States Sentencing Guidelines may be considered, upon conviction, by the sentencing court. Federal prison sentences are non-parolable.
ETHAN COLE ENDRES, age 27, of Okmulgee, Oklahoma
Felon In Possession Of Firearm
The Indictment alleges that on or about April 11, 2019, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, ETHAN COLE ENDRES, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, and knowing of said conviction, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, a firearm, to wit: one (1) Ruger, Model 10/22, .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle, serial number 118-17229, which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both.
The charges arose from an investigation by the Okmulgee County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris
AARON DEWAYNE TERRY, age 66, of Wichita Falls, Texas
CHRISTINA ROCHELLE ANGLIN, age 44, of Burnsville, North Carolina
Theft By An Agent Of An Indian Tribal Government Receiving Federal Funds
Conspiracy To Commit Theft Or Bribery Of Programs Receiving Federal Funds
Conspiracy To Commit Wire Fraud
Bribery Concerning Programs Receiving Federal Funds
Conspiracy To Commit Bribery
The attached Superseding Indictment contains the entirety of the allegations against the defendants.
Agencies responsible for the multi-year investigation which led to the indictment include the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Defense Criminal Investigative Service, Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation, Office of Inspector General – General Services Administration, Office of Inspector General – Small Business Administration, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and Army Criminal Investigation Command.
Assistant United States Attorney Douglas Horn
RONALD JUSTIN JOHNSON, age 37, of Howe, Oklahoma
Conversion Of Mortgaged Property
The Indictment alleges that from on or about April 1, 2016, and continuing through on or about July 14, 2016, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, the defendant, RONALD JUSTIN JOHNSON, did knowingly and with intent to defraud, willfully dispose of and convert to his own use certain property, to-wit: thirty-two (32) head of cattle, said property having a value in excess of $1,000.00, and which was at the time of said disposition and conversion, mortgaged, pledged to and held by the United States Department of Agriculture – Farm Service Agency, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 658. punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000.00, or both.
The charges arose from an investigation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Office of Inspector General.
Assistant United States Attorney Ben Gifford
Source: U.S. Department of Justice press release.