BY GITA SITARAMIAH, Pioneer Press
A Woodbury woman who became Mrs. Minnesota International while collecting more than $190,000 in disability benefits was convicted Monday of nine federal fraud charges.
Denise "Dee" Henderson, dressed in a cream-colored pantsuit and high heels, sat expressionless in a Minneapolis courtroom as U.S. District Judge David Doty read the verdict. She would not comment afterward.
"She's not talking because, at this point, she's numb, and she's shocked," said Steve Silton, one of her attorneys.
Jurors deliberated for nearly seven hours over two days before convicting Henderson of five counts of wire fraud, one count of concealment from the Social Security Administration (news - web sites) and three counts of making false statements to Social Security (news - web sites) officials.
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