Reduce Improper Payments and Increase Overpayment Recoveries
A South Paris, Maine couple was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court to five years of probation for fraudulently receiving more than $119,000 in government benefits.
William Stella, 58, and Linda Stella, 68, waived indictment and pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy to defraud the government between October 2002 and December 2008.
U.S. District Judge D. Brock Hornby ordered the Stellas repay the federal government the money the couple received in Social Security benefits and housing and nutritional assistance.
Our objective was to determine whether the Social Security Administration (SSA) had adequate controls to ensure Old-Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance (OASDI) benefits that had been withheld pending a Supplemental Security Income (SSI) windfall offset determination were paid accurately and timely.
Federal prosecutors have charged a Patriot man with fraud after they say he unlawfully received more than $50,000 in Social Security benefits.
Prosecutors filed the charges against Willard Napier, 65, after an investigation by the Social Security Administration.
A former inmate has been sentenced in federal court in East St. Louis to a 144 month term in prison following his plea of guilty to participating in an identity theft scheme while incarcerated.. Danwine Dewayne Renard, 47, formerly of the Missouri Department of Corrections, was also ordered to pay $122,943.72 in restitution and a $49,000 forfeiture judgment. Following service of the term of imprisonment, Renard will serve a five year term of supervised release.
PORTLAND, Maine — A native of Antigua pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to myriad counts that stemmed from his false claim to be a U.S. citizen.
Besouro Abdul Zagon, 52, aka Donald Benjamin, pleaded guilty to seven charges including aggravated identity theft, passport fraud and theft of student aid, health care benefits and nutrition assistance.
By pleading guilty, Zagon admitted receiving more than $120,000 in federal aid illegally.