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Idaho Man Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison for Social Security Disability Fraud

Date: 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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

BOISE – Jose Louis Fernandez, 44, of Caldwell, Idaho, was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for Social Security fraud, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. United States District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Fernandez to pay $196,409.33 in restitution and serve three years of supervised release.

Date: 
Wed, 11/12/2014

Massachusetts Man Charged with Social Security Fraud

Date: 
Friday, November 7, 2014

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

BOSTON – Mark Gardner, 56, of Abington, was indicted in U.S. District Court in Boston on theft of public money. The indictment alleges that from July 2009 to January 2014, Gardner stole $65,311 in Social Security benefits.

Date: 
Fri, 11/07/2014

California Psychologist Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Tax Evasion, Social Security Disability Fraud

Date: 
Thursday, July 31, 2014

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

OAKLAND – Hugh Leslie Baras was sentenced today to 30 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution of $593,513 to the Internal Revenue Service and the Social Security Administration for tax evasion and theft of government property, United States Attorney Melinda Haag, and Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge José M. Martinez announced.

Date: 
Thu, 07/31/2014

Former California Woman Pleads Guilty to $148,000 Deceased Payee Fraud

Date: 
Monday, November 3, 2014

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

FRESNO, Calif. — Rosaura M. Tinajero, 57, of Omaha, Nebraska, formerly of Wasco, California, pleaded guilty today to theft of Social Security benefits, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced today.

Date: 
Mon, 11/03/2014

Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Deceased Payee Fraud

Date: 
Thursday, October 30, 2014

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

BOSTON – A Manchester man pleaded guilty today to stealing more than $160,000 in government benefits.

Charles Gerbutavich, 70, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Rya W. Zobel to theft of public money. In October 2014, Gerbutavich was charged in a felony information. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 3, 2015.

Date: 
Thu, 10/30/2014

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

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