United States of America v. Paul Bowker
Case Number: 4:19-cr-00186
Judge: Gregory K. Frizzell
Court: United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma (Tulsa County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Tulsa
Description: Tulsa, Oklahoma criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with bank fraud and failure to account for and pay over withholding and FICA (Social Security) taxes.
Paul Bowker, age 60, pled guilty on January 31, 2023, to one count of bank fraud and one county of failure to account for and pay withholding and Social Security taxes to the federal government.
Defendant was the chief financial officer of CREOKS Mental Health Services, Inc.
Defendant admitted to failing to remit employment taxes owed to the Internal Revenue Service in 2014 and 2015. He also admitted to embezzling about $130,000 from CREOKS through unauthorized and fraudulent use of corporate credit cards to pay personal expenses at liquor stores, online retailers, furniture stores, department stores and other venues.
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to two years and two months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release.