Strengthen the Integrity and Protection of the Social Security Number
From the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Delaware:
WILMINGTON, Del. – Charles M. Oberly, III, United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, announced today that Tyron Burgess, age 36, of Manhattan, was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge Gregory M. Sleet to 42 months of imprisonment and 3 years of supervised release. Mr. Burgess was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $129,985 to five different financial institutions.
From the U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas:
HOUSTON – Jesus Duenas-Barajas, 53, a Mexican National illegally residing in Houston, has been ordered to prison following his convictions of submitting a false statement on a U.S. passport application and aggravated identity theft, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Duenas-Barajas pleaded guilty July 7, 2014.
Beginning October 1, 2013, U.S. citizens and lawful aliens began using Health Insurance Marketplaces to obtain health coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Marketplaces review applications to determine their eligibility for, or exemption from, Insurance Affordability Programs. When an individual files an application, Marketplaces send their Social Security number (SSN), name, and date of birth to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS then electronically sends this identity information to SSA for verification.
From the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts:
Boston – A Florida man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Worcester today to participating in a scheme to steal more than $110,000 from the federal government.
Sniders Jean-Jacques, 26, of Sunny Isles Beach, Fla., pleaded guilty to theft of public money. In June 2014, Jean-Jacques was charged in a felony information. Sentencing is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 at 2:30 pm.