TWO LEE COUNTY RESIDENTS INDICTED ON SOCIAL SECURITY FRAUD
Fort Myers, Florida - United States Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces the unsealing of two indictments, one charging Gail Christine Andrews (62, Fort Myers) with
theft of public monies and Social Security fraud, and the other charging John Patrick Rosso, a/k/a "Michael J. Calabrese," (age 61, Fort Myers) with theft of public monies,
Social Security Fraud, and using a fraudulent Social Security Number to obtain a Florida driver's license. If convicted on all counts, Andrews faces a maximum penalty of 15 years
in federal prison.
The indictment against Andrews alleges that she intentionally concealed her mother’s death in order to continue to receive Social Security Administration Retirement
Benefits payments and Survivor’s Benefits payments made by the Social Security Administration to her mother, and that she received approximately $73,715.70 in payments
to which she was not entitled.
An indictment is merely a formal charge that a defendant has committed a violation of the federal criminal laws, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless, and until,
This cases were investigated by the Social Security Administration's Office of Inspector General. They will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jeffrey F.