A Great Falls woman was sentenced Thursday in federal court to 27 months in prison for fraud resulting in her receiving more than $115,000 in federal benefits.
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A 28-year-old woman was sentenced to 11 months in prison on Dec. 28 for illegally diverting Social Security benefits while she worked for an organization that cares for people with developmental disabilities.
Teri M. Mozingo was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Gregory Frizzell to pay $58,889.33 in restitution still owed to Bios Corp. and to be under court supervision for three years after her release from prison.
A Perham man who cheated Social Security out of over $24,000 will now have to give that money back in the form of deductions from his Social Security benefits.
Wayne Allen Larson, 64, was convicted Monday in Otter Tail County court for felony theft. He must spend 30 days in jail or on electric monitoring, and he was placed on supervised probation for 10 years and fined $500.
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.
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.
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.