New York Man Pleads Guilty to Fraudulently Receiving Social Security Benefits

Date: 
Thursday, December 15, 2011
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United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian announced that Robert M. Vivas pled guilty before Senior United States District Judge Lawrence E. Kahn to one felony count of failing to disclose information affecting the right to continued receipt of Social Security Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits that he received on behalf of his minor son. Vivas now faces a maximum sentence of up to five years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both, plus mandatory restitution to the Social Security Administration.