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Okreek Woman Charged with False Statements Relating to Health Care Matters and Obtaining Controlled Substances by Fraud

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 3, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
605-357-2360

US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Okreek, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for False Statements Relating to Health Care Matters and Obtaining Controlled Substances by Fraud.

Shirlee Anne Clothier, a/k/a Anne Shirlee Morrison, a/k/a Anne Bordeaux, a/k/a Shirlee Anne Bordeaux, age 58, was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 7, 2012, for False Statements Relating to Health Care Matters and Obtaining Controlled Substances by Fraud. She appeared before US Magistrate Judge John E. Simko on April 2, 2012, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction of False Statements Relating to Health Care Matters is 5 years' imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both. The maximum penalty upon conviction of Obtaining Controlled Substances by Fraud is 4 years' imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both. The charges are merely accusations, and Clothier is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. Assistant US Attorney Kevin Koliner is prosecuting the case. Clothier was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not yet been set.

 

 

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