PITTSBURGH, Pa. - A resident of New Salem, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to three years probation, and ordered to pay $29,102.13 restitution, on his conviction of Social Security fraud and false statements, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.
Senior United States District Judge Gustave Diamond imposed the sentence on Samuel J. DelSignore, 51.
According to information presented to the court, DelSignore concealed assets consisting of an interest in his father's estate, bank accounts, two tri-axle trucks and a classic car.
Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Diamond stated that the Social Security Administration could not afford to pay those who were not entitled, but that probation was appropriate since DelSignore had no criminal history, and had been responsible for most of his life.
Assistant United States Attorney Leo M. Dillon prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.
U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General, for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of DelSignore.