Orlando, Florida – United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the return of an indictment charging Isis Baldwin (38, Poinciana) with three counts of making a false statement to a federal agency. If convicted, Baldwin faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison on each count.
According to the indictment, Baldwin made false statements to the Social Security Administration (SSA) in relation to her daughter’s receipt of Supplemental Security Income. Specifically, Baldwin made material misrepresentations regarding her daughter’s living arrangements during an interview with an SSA employee. Baldwin subsequently submitted a statement to SSA in which she falsely represented that her daughter had moved to a different address. Baldwin also provided a falsified lease agreement in support of her false claim regarding her daughter’s new living arrangements.
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed one or more violations of federal criminal law, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until, proven guilty.
This case was investigated by Social Security Administration, Office of the Inspector General. It will be prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Suzanne Huyler.