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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 18, 2017

Porum Man Pleads Guilty To False Statement

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma announced that Darrell Lee McLemore, age 55, of Porum, Oklahoma pled guilty to False Statement, in violation of Title 42, United States Code, Section 1383a(a)(2), punishable by not more than 5 years imprisonment, and up to a $250,000.00 fine or both.           

The Indictment alleged that on or about February 1, 2017, within the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the defendant, Darrell Lee Mclemore, did knowingly make or caused to be made any false statement or representation of a material fact to the Social Security Administration used to determine the right for any payment.  Specifically, Darrell Lee Mclemore participated in a redetermination conference wherein Darrell Lee Mclemore stated that Darrell Lee Mclemore had not worked since the date of Darrell Lee Mclemore’s last eligibility determination, when, in fact, Darrell Lee Mclemore knew that he had been gainfully employed during the period.

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

The Honorable Steven P. Shreder, U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, accepted the plea and ordered the completion of a presentence investigation report.

Assistant United States Attorney Rob Wallace represented the United States.

Topic(s): 
False Claims Act
StopFraud
Updated December 19, 2017