Federal Grand Jury indictments

TulsaJusticeThe results of the March 2015 Federal Grand Jury were announced Saturday 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.

Christobal Calles-Santos. Alien in the United States After Deportation. Calles-Santos, 23, was arrested in Tulsa County and is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in March 2013 near Del Rio, Texas. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the investigating agency.

Ruth Ann Dameron. Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute. Dameron, 49, of Afton, Oklahoma, is charged with possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine. The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the investigating agency.

ImmigrationFamilyTulsaUbaldo Esparza-Ortiz. Alien in the United States After Deportation. Esparza-Ortiz, 28, was arrested in Tulsa County and is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in November 2013 near Del Rio, Texas. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the investigating agency.

Marquillion Glover, Kennan Jackson, Demario Grayson, Rashad Phipps, and Steven Claude President. Drug Conspiracy, Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, Maintaining a Drug Involved Premise, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Glover, 31, Jackson, 34, Grayson, 38, Phipps, 35, and President, 23, all of Tulsa, are charged with conspiring to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute. All of the defendants are also alleged to have maintained a house to process and distribute cocaine. Jackson is also charged with possessing a .45 caliber pistol after a prior drug felony conviction. If convicted, the drug conspiracy charge carries a statutory minimum penalty of five years and a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a $5,000,000 fine; the possession of cocaine with intent to distribute charge carries a statutory maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine; the maintaining a drug involved premises charge carries a statutory maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. Jackson also faces a statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for being a felon in possession of a firearm. If convicted, the defendants face a money forfeiture judgment representing proceeds obtained as a result of the drug conspiracy and related offenses. Jackson also faces forfeiture of the firearm. The case is a joint investigation by Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Tulsa Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Milton Islam. Theft of Government Property. Islam, 46, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, is charged with stealing approximately $282,912 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as Food Stamps, from May 26, 2011 to July 31, 2014. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The U.S. Department of Agriculture-Office of the Inspector General is the investigating agency.

Cody Douglas Jones. Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition, Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Crimes, and Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute. Jones, 26, of Joplin, Missouri, is charged with possessing a 9mm caliber pistol and ammunition after prior felony convictions in Missouri and for possessing the weapon in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Jones is also alleged to have possessed methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. If convicted, the felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition charge carries a statutory maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine; the possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes charge carries a statutory minimum penalty of five years and up to life in prison and a fine of $250,000; and the possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute charge carries a statutory maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and $1,000,000 fine. Upon conviction, Jones also faces forfeiture of the firearm and ammunition. The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the investigating agency.

Jhony Morales-Cruz. Alien in the United States After Deportation. Morales-Cruz, 22, was arrested in Tulsa County and is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in March 2014 near Eagle Pass, Texas. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the investigating agency.

ImmigrationObamaIsabel Rodriguez-Fraire. Alien in the United States After Deportation. Rodriguez-Fraire, 34, was arrested in Tulsa County and is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in April 2008 near El Paso, Texas. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement is the investigating agency.

Jelani Traylamont Sisco. Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Sisco, 39, of Tulsa, is charged with possessing a 9mm caliber pistol after prior felony convictions. If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The case is a joint investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Tulsa Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Luis Miguel Velasquez-Cuevas. Misuse of Social Security Number and Alien in the United States After Deportation. Velasquez-Cuevas, 28, is charged with presenting a false social security number with the intent to deceive the Wyandotte Nation Casino and the Internal Revenue Service. Velasquez-Cuevas is also alleged to have returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported in December 2009 near El Paso, Texas. If convicted, the misuse of a social security number charge carries a statutory maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine; and the alien in the U.S. after deportation charge carries a statutory maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Wyandotte Nation Police are the investigating agencies.