Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Pottsboro TX Man Pleads Guilty To Choctaw Nation Casino Theft
MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced that ALLEN MICHAEL SCOTT, age 22, of Pottsboro, Texas, pled guilty to THEFT BY OFFICERS OR EMPLOYEES OF GAMING ESTABLISHMENT ON INDIAN LANDS, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1168(b) and 2.
The Indictment alleged that from on or about February 9, 2015, to on or about February 20, 2015, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, an employee of the Choctaw Nation Casino and Resort, did embezzle, abstract, purloin, willfully misapply and take and carry away in excess of $1,000.00 of moneys belonging to the Choctaw Nation Casino and Resort, an Indian gaming establishment operated by the Choctaw Nation in Indian Country, pursuant to an ordinance or resolution approved by the National Indian Gaming Commission.
The charges arose from an investigation by the Choctaw Nation Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The statutory range of punishment is up to 20 years imprisonment, up to a $1,000,000.00 fine or both.
The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing.
Assistant United States Attorney Edward Snow represented the United States.