Investigations

Washington Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Advance-Fee Scheme, Social Security Fraud

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Prison
As he deceived and stole millions from victims, the man also improperly collected Supplemental Security Income from SSA.

4 Numbers to Know from the OIG’s Fall Semiannual Report

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Friday, December 15, 2017
Fall Semiannual Report to Congress
Four numbers that highlight our investigative, audit, and legal accomplishments from the recent reporting period.

Former Disability Attorney Eric Conn Captured in Honduras

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Friday, December 8, 2017
Authorities returned Conn to the United States this week for arraignment on charges related to his reported escape in June.

Former Disability Attorney Eric Conn Charged for Escape

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Friday, October 20, 2017
Sentences
An accomplice of Conn reportedly helped the former Kentucky disability attorney flee to the Mexico border in June before Conn's sentencing hearing.

CDI Program Thrives with Expansion, Additional Casework

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Fraud
CDI, for many years a front-end program integrity initiative, is pursuing more in-pay disability fraud cases.

How the OIG Helps SSA Improve Death Data and Payment Accuracy

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Death Record
OIG auditors recently matched California death records with SSA's payment records and identified payments to the deceased.

Stopping Theft by Government Impersonation

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Friday, May 12, 2017
Fraud Alert
OIGs are warning the public about government imposter scams and pursuing perpetrators of these theft schemes.

Congress Focuses on SSA’s Representative Payee Program

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Handshake
While the vast majority of SSA's representative payees properly manage beneficiary funds, the threat of payee misuse remains.

How the OIG Helps Crack Down on Tax Fraud

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Tax Fraud
While most people are working to file their returns, others cheat unknowing victims and the IRS through tax fraud schemes. 

Social Security Fraud: Concealing Facts from SSA

Posted by: The Communications Division
DATE:
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Investigations
The OIG investigates many cases in which people withhold facts from SSA to fraudulently collect Social Security benefits.

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