Social Security and Disability Law

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October 4, 2022

Chairman Collins, Ranking Member Casey, and Members of the Committee: Thank you for inviting me to testify today. I am pleased to be here to discuss the efforts of my office to raise public awareness of Social Security telephone scams and to disrupt the scams. Introduction and Overview For the better part of a decade,…

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Dripping Springs Woman Found Guilty of Fraud

September 28, 2022

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Texas: SAN ANTONIO – Today a federal jury convicted a Dripping Springs woman for defrauding the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) of over $300,000. According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, Josephine Casandra Perez-Gorda, 39, defrauded the VA and…

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Federal Jury Convicts Volusia County Man For Using His Missing Father’s Identity To Steal Social Security Benefits

September 23, 2022

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Florida: Orlando, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that a federal jury has found Robert Butzlaff (57, Volusia County) guilty of four counts of fraudulent use of an unauthorized access device and aggravated identity theft. Butzlaff faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in…

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Slidell Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft of Government Funds

September 21, 2022

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Louisiana: NEW ORLEANS – United States Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that LINDA REED HILL (“HILL”), age 75, of Slidell, Louisiana, pled guilty today to Theft of Government Funds in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641. Beginning in or about May 1, 2004, and…

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New York Man Pleads Guilty to Laundering Proceeds from Government Impostor Robocall Scam

September 19, 2022

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of California: SAN DIEGO – Jon J. Kahen of Great Neck, New York, pleaded guilty in federal court yesterday to four counts of money laundering in his role as a telecommunications company owner who facilitated and profited from the introduction of fraudulent robocall traffic into the United States.…

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Cleveland Heights Man Sentenced to Prison and Ordered to Pay $177k in Restitution for Credit Card Fraud Scheme

September 16, 2022

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Ohio: CLEVELAND – Carlos Dashawn Brown, 28, of Bowling Green and Cleveland Heights, Ohio, was sentenced on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, to 38 months in prison and ordered to pay $177,716.07 in restitution by U.S. District Judge Solomon Oliver Jr. after Brown pleaded guilty to the unauthorized…

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Citizen of Jamaica Sentenced to Prison for Defrauding Medicaid

September 16, 2022

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Connecticut: Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that MARVEL JOHNSON, 50, a citizen of Jamaica residing in Derby, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to 12 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised…

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Dayton Woman Charged with Federal Crimes Related to Stealing Identities of Local Victims

September 14, 2022

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Ohio: DAYTON, Ohio – A Dayton woman was arrested by federal agents this afternoon on charges alleging she has stolen the identities of several young women in the Dayton area and used those identities to commit various types of fraud. Tiffany Lewis, 29, appeared in U.S. District…

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Berwick Woman Pleads Guilty to Decade-Long Social Security Fraud and Housing Voucher Subsidy Fraud

September 13, 2022

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Maine: PORTLAND, Maine: A Berwick woman pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Portland to Social Security fraud and theft of public money, U.S. Attorney Darcie N. McElwee announced. According to court records, from about March 2009 to February 2020, Andreanna Politano, 59, concealed the presence of…

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South Carolina Woman Sentenced in Social Security Fraud Scheme

September 12, 2022

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of South Carolina: Columbia, South Carolina – Crystal Deveaux, 61, of Eastover, was sentenced to more than a year in federal prison after pleading guilty to theft of Government funds totaling of over $258,000.00. Evidence presented to the Court showed Deveaux unlawfully obtained Social Security Retirement Insurance Benefits (RIB)…

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