MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Sebron Dejuan Brown, age 35, of Muskogee, Oklahoma entered a guilty plea to Conspiracy to Commit Odometer Tampering, in violation of Title 49, United States Code, Sections 32703(2) and 32709(b); two counts of Odometer Fraud, in violation of Title 49, United States Code, Section 32703(2) and 32709(b); and to Conspiracy to Commit Wire Fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1343. Brown could potentially be sentenced to up to 20 years imprisonment for the multiple violations of federal laws.
The Second Superseding Indictment alleged that from in or about December 2016 and continuing through in or about May 2017, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, the defendant, and others known and unknown to the grand jury, agreed and conspired to commit offenses against the United States, to-wit: to knowingly and willfully reset and alter, and cause to be reset and altered, the odometers of motor vehicles, intending to change the mileage registered by the odometers.
The Second Superseding Indictment further alleged that on or about December 18, 2016, and continuing through March 10, 2017, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, the defendant, did knowingly and willingly reset and alter, and cause to be reset and altered, the odometer of motor vehicles from approximate high mileage to the approximate low mileage with the intent to change the number of miles registered on said odometers in vehicles.
The Second Superseding Indictment further alleged that from on or about March 3, 2017, and continuing through on or about May 2, 2017, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma and elsewhere, the defendant, codefendant Rakyra Jones, codefendant Tracy Mahone (now dismissed from the Second Superseding Indictment), and others known and unknown to the grand jury, agreed and conspired to transmit and caused to be transmitted by means of a wire communication in interstate commerce signals and sounds for the purpose of executing a scheme to defraud insurance companies.
The charges arose from an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Office of Odometer Fraud Investigation.
The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, 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 Doug Horn, Assistant United States Attorney Jarrod Leaman, and Assistant United States Attorney Michael Cooper represented the United States.