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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 6, 2014

Nine Individuals Indicted in November Federal Grand Jury

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office announced today the results of the November 2014 Federal Grand Jury.

“The following named individuals have been charged with a federal crime or crimes by the return of an indictment by the Grand Jury. A grand jury Indictment does not constitute evidence of guilt. A grand jury Indictment is a method of bringing formal charges against the defendant. A defendant is presumed innocent of the charges and may not be found guilty unless evidence establishes guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Statutory maximum punishments are in parentheses. United States Sentencing Guidelines may be considered, upon conviction, by the sentencing court. Federal prison sentences are non-parolable.”

LINDA LUE ADAMS, age 68, of Eufaula, OK
a/k/a LINDA CORLEY
a/k/a LINDA MARTIN

Theft Of Government Funds
Concealment Of A Material Fact

The Indictment alleges that beginning in or about November 2011, and continuing until in or about November, 2013, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, did knowingly and willfully embezzle, steal, and purloin money of the Social Security Administration, namely Social Security Disability Income and Social Security Disabled Widow payments, to which she knew she was not entitled, having a value in excess of $1,000.00. It further alleges that the defendant intentionally concealed her conviction and incarceration for a crime in order to receive and continue to receive and spend Disability Income and Disabled Widow payments made by the Social Security Administration to her. By such action, the defendant took approximately $22,867.80 in Social Security Disability Income and Disabled Widow payments to which she was not entitled. The charges arose from an investigation by the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General.

The charges are in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 641 and 2, punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine and Title 42, United States Code, Section 408(a)(4), punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Rob Wallace

HANK JOSHUA BELL, age 34, of Muskogee, OK

Felon In Possession Of A Firearm

The Indictment alleges that on or about October 8, 2014, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce firearms which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Muskogee Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The charges are in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1), punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Kyle Waters

ARICA ROSE BRISCOE, age 21, of Decatur, GA

NATHANIEL DENNIS, Jr., age 23, of Ellenwood, GA

Possession Of A Counterfeit Security

The Indictment alleges that on or about August 5, 2014, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, ARICA ROSE BRISCOE and NATHANIEL DENNIS, JR., defendants herein, knowingly possessed counterfeit securities, to wit: counterfeit checks drawn accounts of organizations which operate in interstate commerce, with intent to deceive another.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the United States Secret Service. The charges are in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 513(a) and 2, punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Melody Nelson

LADONNA JANE BURNS, age 44, of Tulsa, OK

Embezzlement
Theft From An Indian Tribal Organization

The Indictment alleges that from on or about April 1, 2013, until on or about September 17, 2013, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, being an employee of the Checotah Muscogee Indian Community, an Indian Tribal Organization, did embezzle, steal, willfully misapply and willfully and knowingly convert to her own use more than $1,000.00 of the moneys, funds and credits belonging to the said Indian Tribal Organization.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Creek Nation Lighthorse Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The charges are in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1163, punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Rob Wallace

KENNETH EDWARD DAY, age 37, of Hartshorne, OK

Felon In Possession Of Firearm

The Indictment alleges that on or about August 20, 2014, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, did knowingly possess in and affecting commerce, firearms which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The charges are in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 924(e), punishable by not less than 15 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Chris Wilson

KENNETH WAYNE RABORN, age 64, of Ardmore, OK

PATRICIA ANN RABORN age 56, of Ardmore, OK

Theft Of Government Funds
Concealment Of A Material Fact
False Statement

The Indictment alleges that beginning in or around July 2006, and continuing until in or around February, 2014, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendants did knowingly and willfully embezzle, steal, and purloin money of the Social Security Administration, namely, Social Security Disability Income payments to which they knew they were not entitled, having a value in excess of $1,000.00. The Indictment further alleges that beginning in or around March 2005, and continuing until in or around October, 2012, the defendants had knowledge of the occurrence of an event affecting the right to receive or continue to receive Social Security Disability Income payments. KENNETH WAYNE RABORN concealed and failed to disclose such event with the intent to fraudulently secure payment when no payment was authorized. Specifically, defendant KENNETH WAYNE RABORN intentionally concealed his securing gainful employment in order to receive and continue to receive and spend Disability Income payments made by the Social Security Administration to him. By such action, defendant KENNETH WAYNE RABORN took approximately $86,289.50 in Social Security Disability Income payments to which he was not entitled.

The charges arose from an investigation by the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General. The charges are in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 641 and 2, punishable by not more than 10 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine; Title 18, United States Code, Section 408(a)(4), punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine and Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001(a)(2), punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Rob Wallace

MICHAEL GLENN VALLES, age 47, of Calera, OK

False Statement

The Indictment alleges that on or about January 22, 2010, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant knowingly made a false statement for the purpose of influencing the action of the United States Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency in connection with a security agreement in which the defendant listed $80,739.19 in value of cattle that he had purchased in August and September 2009 when in truth and in fact, as the defendant well knew, he had only purchased $27,178.91 worth of cattle during that time period.

The charges arose from an investigation by the United States Department of Agriculture. The charges are in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1014, punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment and/or up to a $250,000.00 fine.

Assistant United States Attorney Melody Nelson

Updated March 17, 2015