Federal indictments announced

Friday, 07 November 2008
David E. O’Meilia, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma, has announced the results of the November 2008 Federal Grand Jury.

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

Michol Dale Dingman.
Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Carry & Use Firearm in Relation to Drug Trafficking Crime, Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition.

The defendant, age 34, of Dewey, Oklahoma, is accused of manufacturing methamphetamine in Tulsa on August 7, 2008.  He allegedly had a .38 caliber revolver and assorted ammunition in his possession at the time.  Dingman has five previous felony convictions, which include a forgery conviction in 2000 in Ottawa County, a forgery conviction in 2000 in Delaware County, a methamphetamine manufacturing conviction in 2000 in Washington County and obtaining merchandise by false pretenses in 2001 in Osage County District Court.

Randy Carter Cornog
Conspiracy, Theft from a Gaming Establishment on Indian Lands in Excess of $1,000.

Cornog, 25, of Miami, is charged by the Grand Jury with conspiring with other individuals and participating in a scheme to defraud the Buffalo Run Casino operated by the Peoria Indian Tribe in Miami, Oklahoma.  The alleged scheme involved using illegitimate vouchers for free play on gaming machines.

Michael Joseph Settlemire
Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Crime.

The defendant, 41, of Hominy, was allegedly found on September 21, 2008, in Osage County in possession of a significant amount of methamphetamine.  He also allegedly had two handguns, a rifle and a sawed-off shotgun in his possession.

Jesus Martin-Arvizu and Jose Landa-Medina.
Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana.

Arvizu, 23, and Medina, 18, of Sonora, Mexico, are charged with possessing 100 kilograms or more of marijuana with the intent to distribute on November 4, 2008.  

ImageThe defendants came to the attention of law enforcement around 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning, November 4.  At that point an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper attempted to stop a gray Ford truck with Ohio license plates for a traffic violation on Interstate 44 at the toll plaza near Vinita.  The truck allegedly failed to stop and accelerated at a high rate of speed in excess of 100 mph in an attempt to evade the trooper, all the while making unsafe lane changes.  The truck traveled through the McDonald’s concession maintaining a high rate of speed and continued eastbound swerving in and around traffic.  At some point the truck braked abruptly in the lane of traffic and was observed to leave the Interstate.  It drove up a steep embankment, plowed through a number of fences and a pasture where it was halted at a creek, at which time the driver and passenger exited the vehicle and fled on foot.  The driver, Martin-Arvizu, and the passenger, Landa-Medina, were soon apprehended by OHP troopers.  The truck was searched and was allegedly found to contain six large black duffle bags and a large bundle of what appeared to be marijuana.  The duffle bags allegedly contained 22 bundles of what also appeared to be marijuana.  The total amount of marijuana allegedly found in possession of the defendants was 575 pounds.

Sealed and Superseding Indictments

There were eight indictments returned by the Grand Jury that remain sealed. There were two superseding indictments. One was the matter of James Leslie Goodman, originally indicted in June 2008, who faces charges of robbing multiple convenience stores.  

The other superseding indictment is in the matter of David Stephen Langley age 20, of Tulsa, facing charges of Conspiracy, Bank Fraud, Using Another Person’s Access Device, Using Counterfeit Access Devices and Possession of Device Making Equipment. He is accused of working in concert with previously indicted Travis Allen Kirby (September 2008) in a scheme to defraud banks by utilizing counterfeit VISA and Mastercard credit cards.

While previously employed at the Cinemark Theater in Tulsa, Langley allegedly obtained the credit card account numbers of unsuspecting theater customers by using an illegal electronic device called a “logger.”  Beginning in May 2008, the alleged conspirators purchased numerous Visa and MasterCard gift cards in small amounts and spent them down to a negligible balance.  Then they allegedly used another electronic device called a “magnetic card reader/writer” and a computer to encode the account information previously stolen from the theater customers onto the magnetic strip of the gift cards.  These counterfeit cards were then allegedly used to obtain merchandise from area retailers.  The alleged crime came to the attention of law enforcement when a woman called the Broken Arrow PD in June 2008 to report that unauthorized charges had been made to her credit card, even though it had never been out of her possession.

Last Updated ( Friday, 07 November 2008 )