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Wilburton Woman Sentenced To 60 Months Probation And $20,940 Restitution For Making False Statement

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma

Muskogee, Oklahoma - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, announced today that HEATHER RAE HELTON, age 40, of Wilburton, Oklahoma, was sentenced to 5 years of probation and ordered to pay $20,940.00 in restitution for Making A False Statement, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001(a)(2).

The charge arose from an investigation by the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General. The defendant was indicted in August, 2013 and pled guilty in September, 2013.

The Indictment alleged that on or about September 25, 2011, in the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Defendant did knowingly make and cause to be made a materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statement and representation in a matter within the jurisdiction of the Social Security Administration, an agency of the United States.

The Honorable James H. Payne, District Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma, in Muskogee, presided over the hearing.

First Assistant United States Attorney Doug Horn represented the United States.

Updated March 12, 2015