Federal Grand Jury Hands Down Record Number Of Indictments After Supreme Court Ruling

Friday, August 7th 2020, 5:13 pm
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. -

The U.S. Attorney in Tulsa has announced what he calls a "record number" of indictments as a result of the recent McGirt v. Oklahoma ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court.

A federal grand jury has handed down indictments against 50 people over the last couple of weeks many of them for crimes committed in Indian Territory.

“My office’s public safety responsibilities increased substantially as a result of the Supreme Court’s decision in McGirt. This month the federal Grand Jury returned a record number of indictments for our district,” said U.S. Attorney Trent Shores. “The 50 total indictments reflect hours of hard work by federal prosecutors and local, state, tribal and federal investigators. I am incredibly proud of my team and our law enforcement partners for handling this tidal wave of cases. It is incredibly humbling to see these public servants give their blood, sweat, and tears in the pursuit of justice.”

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