DEA Agent’s Wife Charged with Providing False Statements, Writings to the Government
PITTSBURGH – A Jefferson Hills resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of false statements and false writings to the government, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
The three-count indictment named Kimberly Baldwin, 46, of Jefferson Hills, Pa.
According to indictment presented to the court, Kimberly Baldwin, the wife of a DEA Special Agent, fabricated a story about threats made to her and her family. She provided false oral statements as well as false writings to the DEA in support of the fabricated story.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 15 years in prison, a fine of $750,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Drug Enforcement Administration conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.