Muskogee woman pleads guilty to money laundering

 

Date: December 3, 2020

Contact: newsroom@ci.irs.gov

Muskogee, OK — Cheyenne Grace Alexus Tiger, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma entered a guilty plea to Money Laundering Conspiracy, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1956(h) and 1956(a)(2), punishable by not more than 20 years' imprisonment, a fine up to $500,000.00, or both.

The Indictment alleged that from on or about July 15, 2019 through on or about the date of this indictment, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, the defendant, did knowingly combine, conspire, and agree with other persons known and unknown to the Grand Jury to commit offenses against the United States in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1956, to wit: to transport, transmit and transfer and attempt to transport, transmit and transfer a monetary instrument and funds from a place in the United States to and through a place outside the United States with the intent to promote the carrying on of specified unlawful activity, i.e. the felonious importation, receiving, concealment, buying, selling, or otherwise dealing in methamphetamine.

The charges arose from a joint investigation by the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the Muskogee County Sheriff's Office, the Muskogee Police Department, and the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office.

Additionally, many prominent agencies which are members of the DEA High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force ("HIDTA"), contributed to this investigation, including: the Tulsa Police Department, the Broken Arrow Police Department, the Chickasaw Nation Lighthorse Police Department, the Miami Police Department, the Moore Police Department, the El Reno Police Department, the Yukon Police Department, the Duncan Police Department, the Norman Police Department, the Choctaw Police Department, the Edmond Police Department, the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office, the Canadian County Sheriff's Office, the Rogers County District Attorney's Office, and the Oklahoma County District Attorney's Office. The investigation was coordinated by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force ("OCDETF") of the Eastern District of Oklahoma. OCDETF is an initiative led and coordinated by the Office of the United States Attorney.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.

Assistant United States Attorney Rob Wallace, Assistant United States Attorney Ryan Conway, and Special Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Schroeder represented the United States.