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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Oklahoma

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Eufaula Woman Pleads Guilty to Obstruction of Justice

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that LINDA LUE ADAMS, a/k/a LINDA CORLEY, a/k/a LINDA MARTIN, age 68, of Eufaula, Oklahoma, pled guilty to Obstruction of Justice, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1512(c)(2).

The charge arose from an investigation by the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General.

The Information alleges that on or about the 12th day of December, the defendant, did corruptly attempt to obstruct, influence, and impede an official proceeding, to wit: an impending grand jury investigation of social security fraud in which the defendant and others were benefiting from social security disability payments to which they were not entitled, by making materially false statements regarding the involvement of other persons in the fraud for the purpose of preventing the prosecution of those other persons.

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 20 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Rob Wallace represented the United States.

Updated March 16, 2015