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Former Quapaw Tribe Leader Gets Prison Time

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The former Vice Chairman of the Quapaw Tribe's Business Committee was sentenced in federal court today (June 6, 2018).

According to a probable cause affidavit, Thomas Crawfish Matthews of Miami, OK was the focus of an undercover Miami Police Department investigation. Authorities say Matthews was trying to meet and have sex with an officer posing as a 13-year-old girl.

On November 6th, 2017, Matthews was indicted by a federal grand jury. Four months later, he pleaded guilty to a felony charge of attempted enticement of a minor.

A federal judge sentenced Matthews to ten years in prison and seven years of probation to begin after he serves his prison time. He must also register as a sex offender.

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