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Pleasant Hills Man Charged with Defrauding Social Security

January 30, 2020

Office Affiliation: The Office of Investigations

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Pennsylvania:

PITTSBURGH - One resident of Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of Social Security fraud, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The one-count Indictment named Michael T. Onder, 50, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, from in and around July 2010 and continuing thereafter to in and around February 2016, Onder knowingly received and converted Supplemental Security Income benefits to which he knew he was not entitled, in an amount exceeding $1,000.00.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than five years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Charles A. Eberle is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Social Security Administration – Office of Inspector General conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

PITTSBURGH - One resident of Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of Social Security fraud, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.

The one-count Indictment named Michael T. Onder, 50, as the sole defendant.

According to the Indictment, from in and around July 2010 and continuing thereafter to in and around February 2016, Onder knowingly received and converted Supplemental Security Income benefits to which he knew he was not entitled, in an amount exceeding $1,000.00.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than five years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant United States Attorney Charles A. Eberle is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Social Security Administration – Office of Inspector General conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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