Audits and Investigations

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Featured Audit Report

DATE:
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Social Security Act provides monthly benefits to retired and/or disabled workers and their families. Disabled beneficiaries may be simultaneously entitled to disability and retirement benefits when they attain age 62. Generally, the higher benefits are payable; however, disabled beneficiaries may elect retirement benefits even when the disability benefits are higher.

Featured Investigation

DATE:
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

From the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine:

Bangor, Maine--United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Gary D. Hallett, 47, of Monroe, Maine was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 15 months in prison and three years of supervised release for fraudulently obtaining Social Security disability benefits.  Hallett was also ordered to pay $67,753 in restitution.  He pleaded guilty to the charge on May 12, 2015.