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Former Clinton Woman Sentenced to Prison for Social Security Fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Iowa

DAVENPORT, IA – On December 17, 2018, Shantae Daane Salther, age 40, formerly of Clinton, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey to 12 months and one day of imprisonment, after being found guilty of False Statements, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Salther was ordered to serve a period of supervised release of three years and a $100 special assessment payable to the Crime Victims’ Fund.

Salther was found guilty by a jury on August 3, 2018. Salther alleged disability as of July 1, 2014, due to several issues including a traumatic brain injury and complications from a motorcycle accident. When applying for disability benefits through the Social Security Administration, Salther alleged functional limitations specifically, that she could not drive and could not go out of the house alone. As a result of her application, Salther was evaluated by a psychologist who stated she was malingering and she had presented false information. In addition, the investigation revealed Salther lied about her functional information. Evidence presented at trial revealed Salther was able drive and go out of the house alone.

This matter was investigated by the Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General and the State of Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office-Southern District of Iowa.


Rachel J. Scherle

Updated December 19, 2018