Social Security and Disability Law

Grand Jury Indicts Cincinnati Man for COVID Relief Fraud

February 2, 2023

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Ohio: CINCINNATI– A man formerly and currently incarcerated in Hamilton County on state charges has been charged federally with crimes related to Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan fraud. Willie Boyce, 41, was indicted today by a federal grand jury. According to the indictment, Boyce was incarcerated in…

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Belleville Man Pleads Guilty to Stealing Government Benefits from Deceased In-Law

January 25, 2023

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Illinois: EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – A man from Belleville admitted to stealing more than $17,000 in Government benefits from a deceased in-law in a U.S. District Court on Tuesday. Scott C. Gunnarson, 47, pled guilty to one count of Theft of Government Funds. “By failing to…

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Three Additional Individuals Sentenced for Participating in $10 Million Multi-State Bank Fraud Conspiracy

January 23, 2023

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey: TRENTON, N.J. – Two Michigan men and an Ohio man were sentenced for their roles in a large-scale conspiracy to commit bank fraud in several states, including New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Virginia, and Michigan, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today. Syed Abbas,…

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Compassionate Allowance Expansion for Florida Social Security Disability Recipients

January 17, 2023
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Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) January 11, 2023 – The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced twelve new “Compassionate Allowance” (CAL) conditions. Many Florida social security disability insurance (SSDI) applicants are met with long processing times, extensive waiting periods, and initial denials before eventually securing benefits under the program. The expansion is likely to impact…

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Former Insurance Agent Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Customers by Creating Life Insurance Policies in their Names without Victims’ Knowledge

January 17, 2023

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Ohio: CINCINNATI – A former insurance agent pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to defrauding dozens of victims in the Cincinnati and Dayton area. Specifically, Seneca Birchmore, 45, of Cincinnati, admitted to committing aggravated identity theft, a federal crime punishable by a mandatory two-year prison sentence. Birchmore…

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Fourth Sentenced in Government Impersonation Call Center Scam

January 5, 2023

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Texas: HOUSTON – A 28-year-old Indian citizen who illegally resided in the United States has received his sentence following his conviction of conspiracy, announced U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani. Moin Idrishbhai Pinjara pleaded guilty Nov. 30, 2021. Today, U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen imposed a 29-month…

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Oswego County Woman Indicted on Charges Related to Theft of Social Security Benefits

December 20, 2022

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of New York: SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Lisa Waldron, age 44, of Palermo, New York, was arraigned Friday on a federal indictment charging her with multiple counts of Theft of Government Property and Social Security Fraud, announced United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Sharon B. MacDermott, Special…

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Social Security Administration Employee Accused of Fraud and Money Laundering

December 16, 2022

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Colorado: DENVER – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces Justin Skiff, age 36, of Castle Pines, appeared in U.S District Court today to face one count each of wire fraud, social security fraud, and money laundering. According to the information filed in this case,…

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Williamsburg Woman Sentenced for Social Security Fraud

December 15, 2022

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Kentucky: LONDON, Ky. – A Williamsburg, Ky., woman, Jennifer Lee West, 60, was sentenced Tuesday to 4 months in federal prison, by U.S. District Judge Robert Wier, for committing Social Security fraud. According to court documents, in December 2005, West requested to be the representative payee for…

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Kansas Veteran Sentenced for Defrauding the VA

December 14, 2022

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Kansas: KANSAS CITY, KAN.– A Kansas man was sentenced today to 37 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $537,000 in restitution for defrauding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) out of disability benefits. In August 2022, a federal jury convicted Bruce Hay, 54, of…

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