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OKLAHOMA MAN GUILTY OF SALES TO FBI AGENTS

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An Oklahoma businessman has been convicted of selling stolen military items to undercover FBI agents in the "Operation Punchout" investigation.

Ollie Boyd Gatliff, 54, who was indicted in October 1989, on two counts of theft of government property, will be sentenced Sept. 6.According to Eugene F. Glenn, special agent in charge of the Salt Lake FBI office, Gatliff was selling stolen military goods through his Lawton, Okla., business, Surplus Sales and Salvage.

The items were purchased by FBI agents posing as fellow military surplus dealers, Glenn said.

"Operation Punchout" is an ongoing investigation by the FBI, Defense Criminal Investigative Service and Air Force Office of Special Investigations into theft and sale of military property through military surplus businesses throughout the West.