Reduce Improper Payments and Increase Overpayment Recoveries

Georgia Man Sentenced to Prison for Social Security Disability Fraud

Date: 
Friday, October 24, 2014

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

Brunswick, GA: Jerry Barnett, 64, of Brunswick, Georgia, was sentenced this week by United States District Court Chief Judge Lisa Godbey Wood to serve 5 months in prison and 5 months’ house arrest, to repay $82,864 in stolen proceeds, and to forfeit an additional $75,000 after earlier pleading guilty to stealing just over $82,000 in Social Security and Medicare benefits.

Date: 
Fri, 10/24/2014

Pennsylvania Woman Sentenced for $520,000 Deceased Payee Fraud

Date: 
Monday, October 27, 2014

Article from PennLive.com:

A 71-year-old Carlisle, Pa. woman who kept collecting her dead mother's Social Security checks for 30 years was sentenced by a federal judge Monday to two years of house arrest, plus three years on probation.

Susan Stock also was ordered by U.S. Middle District Senior Judge William W. Caldwell to repay $523,623 to the Social Security Administration.

Date: 
Mon, 10/27/2014

Texas Woman Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Stealing Deceased Father's Social Security Benefits

Date: 
Monday, October 20, 2014

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

In Pecos on Friday, United States District Judge Robert A. Junell sentenced a 49-year-old Terlingua, TX, woman to the statutory maximum of 10 years in federal prison for stealing over $245,000 in Social Security benefits paid to her deceased father, announced Robert Pitman, United States Attorney.

Date: 
Mon, 10/20/2014

Louisiana Bail Bondsman Pleads Guilty to Social Security Disability Fraud

Date: 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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

BATON ROUGE, LA - United States Attorney Walt Green announced today that MACK CHARLES WELLS JR., age 48, of Zachary, Louisiana, plead guilty before Chief U.S. District Judge Brian A. Jackson to a Bill of Information charging him with theft from the United States Social Security Administration. He is scheduled to be sentenced in February 2015.

Date: 
Wed, 10/08/2014

Massachusetts Man Sentenced to Prison for Social Security and Tax Refund Theft

Date: 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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

Boston - A former Worcester resident was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Worcester today for leading a scheme to steal and launder over $100,000 in government money.

Date: 
Wed, 10/08/2014

The Social Security Administration’s Plan to Reduce Improper Payments Under Executive Order 13520, as Reported in April 2014

Date: 
Monday, September 29, 2014

On November 20, 2009, the President signed Executive Order 13520 to reduce improper payments by intensifying efforts to eliminate payment error, waste, fraud, and abuse in major Government-administered programs, while continuing to ensure that Federal programs serve and provide access to their intended beneficiaries.

Date: 
Mon, 09/29/2014

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