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Judge Convicts Illinois Couple of Stealing More than $100,000 in Social Security Disability Payments

Date: 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Article from the Daily Reporter here

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois — A federal judge has convicted a Taylorville couple of stealing more than $100,000 in Social Security disability payments.

Date: 
Wed, 04/30/2014

Former SSA Employee Pleads Guilty to Taking Bribes in Return for Giving People Increased Benefits

Date: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Press Release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia:

WASHINGTON – Christopher Payton, a former specialist for the Social Security Administration in Washington, D.C., pled guilty today to soliciting more than $50,000 in bribes from Social Security recipients in return for providing them with extra, unauthorized benefits.

Date: 
Tue, 04/29/2014

Former Virginia Fire Chief and Wife Sentenced for SSA and Medicare Fraud

Date: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Press Release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Virginia, here

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – The former fire chief in Buchanan, Va., and his wife, were sentenced today in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke to charges stemming from Fraud.

Date: 
Tue, 04/29/2014

Ten Chicago-area Defendants Charged in Separate Cases Alleging $1.27 Million in Social Security Fraud

Date: 
Monday, April 21, 2014

CHICAGO ― Ten Chicago and area defendants were charged in separate federal criminal cases with stealing a total of more than $1.27 million from the federal government by fraudulently obtaining Social Security benefits.  Six of the defendants allegedly engaged in the fraud by using false identities.  These individuals either applied for Social Security benefits under multiple names or worked under one name and applied for benefits using another name, according to the charges.  Other defendants allegedly continued to receive benefits from the account of a beneficiary who they knew was decease

Date: 
Mon, 04/21/2014

Former Missouri Lawmaker Sentenced to Probation for Committing Social Security Fraud

Date: 
Friday, April 25, 2014

Article from KY3 News

Ray Salva was sentenced Wednesday.  He pleaded guilty last year and court records show he has already paid restitution of $58,816.

Salva, a Democrat from Sugar Creek, was accused of receiving about $59,000 in federal disability benefits while also collecting his legislative salary.  He represented the Kansas City suburb of Sugar Creek in the state House from January 2003 until January 2011.

Date: 
Fri, 04/25/2014

Three Illinois Women Indicted for Stealing Social Security Benefits

Date: 
Friday, April 25, 2014

Press Release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois, here

Stephen R, Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced the return of indictments by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in East St. Louis, Illinois, against three St. Clair County women alleging that they defrauded the Social Security Administration.

Date: 
Fri, 04/25/2014

Pennsylvania Woman Accused of Cashing Deceased Mother's Social Security Checks for 14 Years

Date: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Article from Bucks County Courier Times here

A 65-year-old Bucks County woman is accused of cashing 14 years’ worth of Social Security payments intended for her mother, who died in 1996.

Date: 
Tue, 04/22/2014

Texas Woman Charged With Stealing Deceased Father's Social Security Retirement Benefits

Date: 
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Police have identified mummified remains of a man found in a Lexington storage unit and the man's daughter has been charged with stealing his Social Security checks.
 
Now, federal authorities are searching for the indicted woman's mother, who was last seen in March.
 
Date: 
Tue, 04/22/2014

Anchorage Man Indicted by Federal Grand Jury for Social Security Fraud and Other Charges

Date: 
Friday, April 18, 2014

Anchorage, Alaska - U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that Amancio Zamora Agcaoili, Jr. was indicted by a federal grand jury in Anchorage for wire fraud, theft of government funds, Federal Employees’ Compensation Act fraud, and social security fraud. 

Agcaoili, 56, is the sole defendant named in the 18-count indictment, together with two forfeiture allegations. 

Date: 
Fri, 04/18/2014

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