Henryetta Man Pleads Guilty to Racketeering; Sentenced to Prison
OKLAHOMA CITY – A Henryetta trucking company owner pleaded guilty Wednesday in Washington County District Court to five counts of concealing stolen property and one count each for conspiracy and racketeering, Attorney General Scott Pruitt said.
Phillip Howard Hawk, 73, received a 10- year sentence. He will serve six years in prison and four years on probation. He was ordered to pay a $500 fine for each count and must pay restitution to the victims.
In July, the 13th Oklahoma Multicounty Grand Jury indicted Hawk and five others on 15 counts involving stolen farm equipment and vehicles between 2007 and 2011 in Craig, Nowata, McIntosh, Oklahoma, Osage, Sequoyah and Washington counties. A property estimate of the thefts was nearly $750,000.
The case was investigated by agents from the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture.
The state’s multicounty grand jury investigates criminal matters in all 77 counties, assisting local law enforcement as well as handling matters of state interest. The 13th Multicounty Grand Jury concluded in August with 25 indictments, charging a total of 31 individuals and was assisted by 113 state and local law enforcement agencies.