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Ohio Man Pleads Guilty to Cashing Deceased Aunt's Social Security Checks

Date: 
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

 

Bill Desvari, Lorain’s former chief building official, pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to a charge of theft of government property for continuing to cash the Social Security checks of his deceased great aunt for 15 years after she died, according to prosecutors.

Between 1995 and 2010, Desvari raked in $196,992 in funds that he wasn’t entitled to, according to court documents.

Mike Tobin, a spokesman for U.S. Attorney for Northern Ohio Steven Dettelbach, said Desvari had power of attorney for his great aunt.

Date: 
Wed, 12/21/2011

Missouri Woman Sentenced for Assisting a Prison Based Tax Fraud Scheme

Date: 
Friday, December 16, 2011

The mother of a federal prisoner incarcerated at FCI Greenville was sentenced in US District Court on December16, 2011, for Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud and Money Laundering, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today.

Date: 
Fri, 12/16/2011

New Jersey Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Investment and Social Security Fraud

Date: 
Friday, December 16, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
NEWARK, N.J. – The former owner Skyline Equities Inc. was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for his theft of more than $800,000 from investors in a scheme involving fictitious overseas investments and from defrauding Social Security, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
 
Date: 
Fri, 12/16/2011

New York Man Pleads Guilty to Fraudulently Receiving Social Security Benefits

Date: 
Thursday, December 15, 2011

United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian announced that Robert M. Vivas pled guilty before Senior United States District Judge Lawrence E. Kahn to one felony count of failing to disclose information affecting the right to continued receipt of Social Security Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits that he received on behalf of his minor son. Vivas now faces a maximum sentence of up to five years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, or both, plus mandatory restitution to the Social Security Administration.

Date: 
Thu, 12/15/2011

Illegal Immigrant Sentenced for Benefits Fraud

Date: 
Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Roman Ceniceros Mora, also known as Joseph Anderson Evans Shippentower, age 61, of Yakima, Washington, was sentenced to 96 months imprisonment for federal fraud and immigration charges. A jury in Yakima, Washington, previously found Ceniceros Mora guilty of 42 counts of fraud related to the unlawful acquisition of supplemental security income (SSI) and food stamps, a false claim of United States citizenship, and making a false statement in application for a United States passport. A separate jury convicted Ceniceros Mora of being an alien in the United States after deportation.

Date: 
Wed, 12/14/2011

Ex-School Aide Pleads Guilty to Illegally Obtaining Disability Benefits

Date: 
Saturday, December 10, 2011

A now-retired 68-year-old school aide must pay almost $220,000 restitution after admitting she illegally obtained disability benefits from the Social Security Administration over 37 years.
 

Full Article:  http://www.silive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/12/ex-school_aide_pleads_guilty_t.html

 

Date: 
Sat, 12/10/2011

Colorado Man Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements to Collect Supplemental Security Income

Date: 
Monday, December 5, 2011

Hubert B. Aguirre Sr., 57, of Parker, pled guilty on Nov. 29 to making a false statement under oath in relation to a bankruptcy case, U.S. Attorney John F. Walsh, IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Sean P. Sowards, and Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General Special Agent in Charge Wilbert M. Craig announced.

Date: 
Mon, 12/05/2011

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