Former Harrah car dealer given 16 months in federal prison.
John B. Langley, 62, of Harrah, has been sentenced to serve 16 months in prison for making a false statement to a federally insured credit union, announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.
In addition, Langley was ordered to pay $276,216.57 in restitution to his victims.
In 2008 and 2009, Langley owned and operated J&K Langley Corporation, which sold used cars in Oklahoma City under the name Bargain Network Auto Sales.
On June 5, 2012, Langley was indicted for fraudulently taking out duplicate loans on multiple vehicles. In particular, the indictment alleged that he borrowed money from Municipal Employees Credit Union and pledged vehicles on his lot as collateral, when he knew that those vehicles had been pledged to Floorplan Xpress, a financing company that specializes in lending money to car dealers.
The indictment also alleged that Langley defrauded the credit union by selling collateralized vehicles and failing to give the proceeds to the credit union to satisfy his loans.
On Nov. 7, 2012, Langley pled guilty to giving a fictitious lien release letter on Floorplan Xpress letterhead to Municipal Employees Credit Union on March 23, 2009, in connection with a loan for a 2009 Nissan Maxima.
United States District Judge Joe Heaton sentenced Langley to serve 16 months in federal prison, based in part on the importance of protecting the integrity of financial institutions.
Based on his plea agreement, the court ordered Langley to pay $200,806.57 in restitution to Municipal Employees Credit Union and $75,410.00 to Floorplan Xpress. Langley was also ordered to serve five years of supervised release after he is released from prison.
This case was result of an investigation conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott E. Williams.