Social Security and Disability Law

Bridgeport Resident Living under a Stolen Identity for 20 Years Pleads Guilty

August 8, 2022

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Connecticut: Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that ADRIAN JOSEPH, 55, a citizen of St. Lucia last residing in Bridgeport, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Sarah A. L. Merriam in Bridgeport to offenses related to his acquiring federal documents…

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Report: SSA Inconsistent in Addressing Death Data Across Agency Records

August 2, 2022

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Three Men Indicted in Government Official Impersonation Scheme

July 28, 2022

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Colorado: Denver – The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces that James Albert Witte, age 68, Jason Lee Henderson, age 36, and Indian national Dhruv Jani, age 39, all formerly of Wray, Colorado, have been indicted on charges of money laundering and conspiring to…

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Three in Lebanon Charged in Schemes to Smuggle Weapons from Cleveland and Income Tax Evasion

July 27, 2022

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Ohio: Federal law enforcement officials announced today that three indictments were unsealed in federal court, detailing charges against three men, two formerly of Northeast Ohio, who are believed to be currently residing in Lebanon. Named in the indictments are George Nakhle Ajaltouni, 47, formerly of North Olmsted;…

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Florida Man Charged with $1.6 Million Cares Act Loan Fraud Scheme

July 25, 2022

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey: NEWARK, N.J. – A Florida man will make his initial court appearance today on charges related to his role in a scheme to fraudulently obtain over $1.6 million in federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) payments, U.S. Attorney Philip R.…

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Erie Woman Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Deceased Father’s Social Security Benefits

July 21, 2022

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Pennsylvania: Erie, Pa. – A resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 12 months and one day in jail and ordered to make restitution in the amount of $127,636 on her conviction of theft of government property, United States Attorney Cindy K. Chung…

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Camden County Man Admits Defrauding COVID-19 Relief Programs and Illegally Possessing Firearm

July 20, 2022

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey: CAMDEN, N.J. – A Camden County, New Jersey, man today admitted conspiring to fraudulently obtain COVID-19 relief funds, fraudulently obtaining unemployment benefits, and illegally possessing a firearm, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Stephen Bennett, 46, of Berlin, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge…

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John O’Hara, Jr. Pleads Guilty to Stealing Social Security Benefit Payments

July 15, 2022

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Vermont: The United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that John O’Hara, Jr., 43, of White River Junction, pleaded guilty today in United States District Court in Burlington to a charge that he fraudulently converted tens of thousands of dollars in Social Security benefit payments. U.S.…

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Versailles Tax Preparer Sentenced for Filing False Returns

July 11, 2022

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Missouri: JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Versailles, Mo., woman has been sentenced in federal court for filing false federal income tax returns. Angela Jo Campbell Young, 56, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark on Thursday, July 7, to 16 months in federal prison without parole.…

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Former Social Security Employee of West Sacramento Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Defrauding the Social Security Administration

July 7, 2022

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of California: SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Eric Lemoyne Willis, 46, of West Sacramento, was sentenced today to four years in prison for conspiracy to defraud the United States, theft of government property, and aggravated identity theft, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. According to court documents, Willis and co-defendants,…

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