Oklahoma man pleads guilty in cattle fraud case

Author: Kristy

By Chelsea Mies 

MUSKOGEE – A Calera man has pleaded guilty to a federal charge involving a fraudulent statement on cattle, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Monday.

47-year-old Michael Glenn Valles pleaded guilty to knowingly making a false statement to the United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency in January 2010.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Valles, as part of a security agreement with Farm Service Agency, listed $80,739.19 worth of cattle he had purchased in August and September 2009, when in fact, he had only bought $27,178.91 worth of cattle.

Valles was indicted in November after an investigation by the USDA. The crime is punishable by as much as 30 years in prison and/or a fine up to $1 million.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, magistrate judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma in Muskogee, accepted the guilty plea and ordered the completion of a pre-sentence report.

Assistant United States Attorney Melody Nelson represented the United State

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