Federal Grand Jury indictments announced

TulsaJusticeThe results of the December 2014 Federal Grand Jury were announced Wednesday by Danny C. Williams Sr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma.

The following individuals have been charged with violations of United States law in indictments returned by the Grand Jury. The return of an indictment is a method of informing a defendant of alleged federal crimes which must be proven in a court of law beyond a reasonable doubt to overcome a defendant’s presumption of innocence.

VeteransNativeMahcoe Jamar Knapper. Embezzle, Steal, Purloin and Knowingly Convert Public Monies. Knapper, 35, of Tulsa, is charged with stealing and converting to his own use money in excess of $1,000 belonging to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs from January 2012 to August 2012. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is not more than 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The Department of Veterans Affairs-Office of Inspector General is the investigating agency.

Pablo Antonio Lopez-Acosta. Reentry of Removed Aliens. Lopez-Acosta, 30, was arrested and is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in August 2012 near Hidalgo, Texas. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement is the investigating agency.

ImmigrationFamilyTulsaCesar Zuniga-Acosta. Reentry of Removed Aliens. Zuniga-Acosta, 20, was arrested and is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in June 2013 near Del Rio, Texas. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement is the investigating agency.