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.
Reduce Improper Payments and Increase Overpayment Recoveries
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.
In three months, a south Fort Myers woman will learn her fate after admitting she cashed her deceased mother’s Social Security checks and concealed her death from authorities.
The maximum prison sentence Gail Andrews could receive is 15 years, according to court documents, along with a fine of not more than $250,000 for each of her two counts. The 62-year-old Andrews pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to cashing $73,715.70 of her mother’s Social Security checks.
A 50-year-old woman from southern Minnesota recently pleaded guilty to stealing more than $45,000 in Social Security benefits. The woman admitted that she made a false statement to SSA to determine if she was eligible to receive SSI benefits on behalf of her two disabled sons; she failed to disclose her then-husband was living with her and was earning wages.