MUSKOGEE -— The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced Tuesday that Demarious Demico Henderson, 24, Boswell, pleaded guilty to a federal charge of embezzlement and theft from an Indian tribal organization.
The charges arose from an investigation by the Choctaw Nation Trial Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The defendant was indicted in August, 2012. The indictment alleged that on or about March 5, 2011, and continuing until on or about March 12, 2011, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant did embezzle, steal and willfully and knowingly convert to his own use, property valued in excess of $1,000.00, belonging to the Choctaw Nation, an Indian tribal organization.
The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the defendant’s guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion. The statutory range of punishment is up to five years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine. Assistant United States Attorney Dean Burris represented the United States.