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Federal Grand Jury Criminal Indictments Announced

United States Attorney Trent Shores announced today the results of the January 2019 Federal Grand Jury.

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

Brandon Dewayne AtnipCarjacking; Carrying, Brandishing, and Using a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence; Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition. Atnip, 31, of Sulphur, is charged with unlawfully taking a 2001 Toyota Corolla and a 1999 GMC Sonoma by force, violence, and intimidation; using a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence; and being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, including a Kimber Manufacturing, Inc., .45 ACP caliber semi-automatic pistol.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office, and the Craig County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies.

Carlos BanegasFelon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition. Banegas, age unknown, of Tulsa, is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, including a Jimenez Arms Inc., JA3850, .38 caliber pistol.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the investigative agency.

Jeffrey Scott CooperAttempted Coercion and Enticement of a Minor. Cooper, 45, of Broken Arrow, is charged with knowingly attempting to persuade an individual under the age of 18 to engage in sexual activity.  The Tulsa Police Department and the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies.

Jesus Ponce DominguezPossession of  Methamphetamine With Intent to Distribute; Possession of  Heroin With Intent to Distribute; Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premises; Possession of Firearms in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Crimes. Dominguez, 29, of Tulsa, is charged with possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing heroin; maintaining a place to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine and heroin; and possessing firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes, including a Glock 21, .45 caliber pistol and a Smith & Wesson M&P9, 9mm caliber pistol. The Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies.

Robert James Hogard and Iola Mae CanonCarjacking; Carrying, Brandishing, and Using a Firearm During and in Relation to a Crime of Violence. Hogard, 26, of Tulsa, and Canon 29, of Midwest City, are charged with unlawfully taking a 2007 Chrysler Sebring by force, violence, and intimidation; and using a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies.

Dominic LaroccaFelon in Possession of Firearms and Ammunition. Larocca, 55, of Acworth, Georgia, is charged with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, including a Springfield Firearm, .45 caliber pistol and a Glock Firearm, .40 caliber pistol.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies.

Meldonado Lavoise LewisFelon in Possession of Firearms and Ammunition. Lewis, 33, of Tulsa, is charged with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, including a Taurus, .40 S&W caliber pistol, a Glock, .45 Auto caliber pistol, a Smith & Wesson, .22 LR caliber rifle, and a Norinco, 7.62x39mm caliber rifle.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office, and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol are the investigative agencies.

Sean Clarke McCainAttempted Coercion and Enticement of a Minor. McCain, 31, of Tulsa, is charged with knowingly attempting to persuade an individual under the age of 18 to engage in sexual activity.  The Tulsa Police Department and the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office are the investigative agencies.

Javier Najera-AdamePossession of an Unregistered Weapon Made From a Shotgun; Possession of Firearms and Ammunition by an Alien Illegally in the United States. Najera-Adame, 59, of Broken Arrow, is charged with possessing a weapon made from a shotgun, specifically a modified Ithaca Gun Co., 12 gauge shotgun, not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record; possessing firearms and ammunition by an alien illegally in the United States, including a weapon made from an Ithaca Gun Co., 12 gauge shotgun and a German Sports Guns, .22 long rifle caliber pistol. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, and the Broken Arrow Police Department are the investigative agencies

Gerardo Resendez-RosalesReentry of Removed Alien. Resendez-Rosales, 52, address unknown, is charged with having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported on August 13, 2002 from Del Rio, Texas. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations is the investigative agency.

Devon Marie RosenFelon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition. Rosen, 32, of Tulsa, is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, including a Taurus .38 caliber pistol. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Tulsa Police Department are the investigative agencies.

Feliciano Saldana-JuarezPossession of a Firearm After Conviction for a Misdemeanor Crime of Domestic Violence; Possession of a Firearm by an Alien Illegally in the United States; Reentry of Removed Alien. Saldana-Juarez, 53, of Tulsa, is charged with possessing a firearm after being convicted of a misdemeanor crime of assault and battery; being an alien illegally in the United States and knowingly possessing a firearm, including a Beretta US Corp., .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol; and having returned to the United States unlawfully after being deported on April 17, 2015 from Del Rio, Texas.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, and the Sand Springs Police Department are the investigative agencies.

Hongjin TanTheft of Trade Secrets; Unauthorized Transmission of Trade Secrets; Unauthorized Possession of Trade Secrets. Tan, 35, of Bartlesville, is charged with stealing trade secrets pertaining to methods for developing a particular Research and Development Downstream Energy Market Product; and knowingly possessing, duplicating, and transmitting the trade secrets to persons other than the trade secrets’ owner without permission.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Dallas Customs and Border Protection are the investigative agencies.

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