Social Security and Disability Law

New Orleans Woman Pleads Guilty to Cares Act Fraud, False Statements to the IRS, and Theft of Government Funds

May 29, 2024
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From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Louisiana NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that TAMIKA CHAPPELL (“CHAPPELL”), age 40, of New Orleans, LA, pleaded guilty on May 23, 2024 before U.S. District Court Judge Carl J. Barbier to three-counts, including making false statements related to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act…

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Winter Garden Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Aggravated Identity Theft

May 23, 2024
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From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Florida Orlando, Florida – U.S. District Judge Gregory A. Presnell has sentenced Michael Barrington Douglas (52, Winter Garden) to two years and one day in federal prison, followed by one year of supervised release, for aggravated identity theft and false representation of a Social Security number. As…

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Georgia Man Pleads Guilty to SSA Bomb Threat

May 21, 2024
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SSA Office Evacuated Due to Hoax by Disgruntled Recipient Atlanta – Keyon Tishaye Dickens, 38, a Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipient, who threatened employees at the Social Security Administration (SSA) field office in Augusta, Georgia, pled guilty to Using a Telephone to Make a Threat to Injure a Person or Damage a…

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Richmond County man pleads guilty to a federal charge for bomb scare at Social Security office

May 21, 2024
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From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Georgia AUGUSTA, GA:  A Richmond County man entered a guilty plea to a federal charge related to a bomb threat targeting the Social Security Administration’s Augusta office. Keyon Tishaye Dickens, 38, of Augusta, pled guilty to Using a Telephone to Make a Threat to Injure a Person…

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Honduran National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry, Social Security Fraud

May 17, 2024
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From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Rhode Island PROVIDENCE, RI – A Honduran national who reentered the United States illegally after he had been removed from the country on three previous occasions, and who used the Social Security number of another individual to gain employment has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison,…

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Hartford Man Charged with Fraudulently Collecting Social Security, Unemployment, and Food Stamp Benefits

May 8, 2024
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From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Connecticut Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that a federal grand jury in Hartford has returned an indictment charging RICARDO SANTIAGO, 58, of Hartford, with three counts of wire fraud related to a scheme to fraudulently obtain Social Security, unemployment, and…

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Report: The Social Security Administration’s Failure to Update Payment Records Due to Undetected Marriages Caused Millions in Improper Payments

May 3, 2024
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Over $240 million in preventable overpayments identified The Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report titled, Impact of Undetected Marriages on Social Security Administration Payments, found that SSA did not always take the necessary manual actions to properly update the payment records for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients…

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Two Raleigh Men Sentenced to Prison for Laundering Proceeds of Transnational Crime

May 2, 2024
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From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of North Carolina RALEIGH, N.C. – Two Raleigh, North Carolina men, Joseph Kingsley Irona and Mamady Fadima Conde, were sentenced for conspiracy to commit money laundering. Both men previously pled guilty to the charge. Irona was sentenced to 84 months’ imprisonment and three years of supervised release. Conde was sentenced to…

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Sixteen People Charged with Conspiracy to Defraud Hundreds of Elderly Americans of Millions of Dollars

May 2, 2024
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From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey NEWARK, N.J. – Sixteen individuals were charged in connection with a sprawling “grandparent scam” to defraud hundreds of elderly Americans out of millions of dollars, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today. Eleven men from the Dominican Republic are charged in a 19-count indictment with mail…

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Troy Woman Pleads Guilty to Yearslong Fraud to Obtain Benefits

April 30, 2024
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From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Maine BANGOR, Maine: A Troy woman pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Bangor to Social Security fraud, health care fraud, and theft of public money. According to court records, from about October 2013 to February 2020, Christie Mitchell, 49, lied to the Social Security Administration (SSA) about her husband’s…

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