A Cherokee County man was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in Muskogee for assaulting, resisting or impeding an officer and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.

Vance Wade Moore, 38, also was indicted on one count of being a felon in possession a firearm and ammunition.

Rick Van Deer, 48, of Muskogee and Seminole counties was indicted on one count of conspiracy to pay and receive illegal gratuities and one count of obstruction of justice.

He is a member of the Seminole General Council and Seminole Nation Development Authority, said U.S. Attorney Sheldon Sperling.

Deer is accused of conspiring with other individuals to receive things of value from Ivy Ong, doing business as Carlo World Wide Operations LLC. He allegedly did so to secure and maintain contractual relationships with the Seminole Nation to pursue gaming opportunities.

The Nevada corporation supplied video gaming machines to tribal casinos. Ong, 65, of El Paso pled guilty in September to a two-count felony information. He is awaiting sentencing.

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