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Connecticut Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Social Security Disability Benefits

Monday, July 14, 2014

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

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JOSEPH LUCA, 68, of Meriden, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to federal theft and tax offenses.

Mon, 07/14/2014

Maine Man Gets 5 Years of Probation for Hiding Income from SSA

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Article from Bangor Daily News here

BANGOR, Maine — An Augusta man who sold 10 of his OxyContin pills each month and used the money to buy the next month’s prescription was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to five years of probation for not reporting the illegal income to the Social Security office.

Tue, 07/01/2014

Idaho Man Pleads Guilty to Social Security Fraud

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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

BOISE – Jose Louis Fernandez, 44, of Caldwell, Idaho, pleaded guilty today in federal court to one count of Social Security Fraud by Concealment of Material Facts, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Sentencing is set before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Boise on September 4, 2014.

Wed, 06/25/2014

Florida Resident Convicted in Social Security Theft Scheme

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Wifredo A. Ferrer, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, and Thomas Caul, Special Agent in Charge, Social Security Administration (SSA), Office of Inspector General, announce that Diana Cunningham, 56, of Pembroke Pines, pled guilty to two counts of theft of government funds, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641. The defendant faces up to ten years in prison, three years of supervised release, a $250,000 fine, and restitution as to each count. The defendant’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for September 2, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.

Tue, 06/24/2014

Buffalo Woman Pleads Guilty to Social Security Theft

Thursday, June 19, 2014

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

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Bernice Robinson, 79, of Buffalo, N.Y., pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Leslie G. Foschio to theft of public money. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine or both.

Thu, 06/19/2014

Texas Man Charged with Stealing Deceased Benefits for More Than a Decade

Monday, June 16, 2014

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

GALVESTON, Texas – John Stephen Davis, 64, of Galveston, has been charged with theft of nearly $400,000 in federal government benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

Mon, 06/16/2014