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Wilburton Woman Pleads Guilty To False Statement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2013

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that HEATHER RAE HELTON, age 40, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Making A False Statement, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001(a)(2).

The charge arose from an investigation by the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General. The defendant was indicted in August, 2013.

The Indictment alleged that on or about September 25, 2011, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant did knowingly make and cause to be made a materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statement and representation in a matter within the jurisdiction of the Social Security Administration, an agency of the United States.

The Honorable Kimberly E. West, Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the guilty plea and ordered the completion of a presentence report. Sentencing will be scheduled following its completion.

The statutory range of punishment is not more than 5 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Chris Wilson represented the United States.

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