Social Security and Disability Law

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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Three Individuals Indicted in Multistate COVID-19 Relief Program Fraud Scheme

April 17, 2024
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From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey CAMDEN, N.J. – Three individuals were indicted for their roles in fraudulently obtaining approximately $5 million of federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and for laundering the loan proceeds, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced today. Eric Rivera, 42, of…

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Pulaski Woman Indicted for Bank Fraud, Social Security Fraud, and Aggravated Identity Theft

April 16, 2024
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From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of New York SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Wanda Gilpin, age 70, of Pulaski, New York, was arraigned today on a federal indictment charging her with six counts of bank fraud, two counts of misuse of a social security number, and one count of aggravated identity theft, United States…

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Cincinnati woman sentenced to 7 years in prison for crimes related to COVID-19 relief fraud

April 15, 2024
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U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Ohio CINCINNATI – A Cincinnati woman convicted at trial last summer of fraud crimes was sentenced in U.S. District Court today to 84 months in prison. Kelli Prather, 52, fraudulently requested more than $1.2 million in pandemic relief loans. She was convicted on all 14 counts following a trial…

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New Orleans Woman Sentenced for Theft of More Than $88,000 in Government Funds

April 8, 2024
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Fall River Woman Indicted for Stealing Social Security Benefits

April 3, 2024
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From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Massachusetts BOSTON – A Fall River woman was arrested today for stealing Social Security benefits intended for her child. Nancy Taylor, 44, was charged with one count of theft of public funds. Taylor was released on conditions following an initial appearance today before U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge…

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Lake Mary Woman Pleads Guilty To Stealing Almost $150,000 Of Veterans Affairs Funds

March 22, 2024
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From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Florida Orlando, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Priscilla Sumner (70, Lake Mary) has pleaded guilty to theft of government money. Sumner faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. As part of her plea, she has agreed to forfeit $149,084.45,…

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Honduran National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Re-Entry of Removed Alien and Illegal Use of a Social Security Number

March 19, 2024
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From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Louisiana NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced today that ALAN RONEY MATUTE-MENDOZA, a/k/a “Allan M. Matute,” a/k/a “Alan Mendoza,” a/k/a “Jonathan Ramos Mendoza,” age 37, a native of Honduras, pled guilty on March 12, 2024 to illegal reentry of a removed alien, in violation of Title 8, United…

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Former Social Security Administration Employee Indicted and Arrested for $1.8 Million Theft of Social Security Funds

March 15, 2024
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From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Puerto Rico SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – On March 6, 2024, a federal grand jury in the District of Puerto Rico returned a 17-count indictment charging Myrna Faria, a.k.a. Myrna Oliveras-Santiago, with theft of government funds in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 641, mail fraud in violation of 18 U.S.C.…

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