Social Security and Disability Law

Bridgeport Man Admits Role in Scheme that Defrauded Social Security Administration

March 11, 2024

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Connecticut Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Sharon MacDermott, Special Agent in Charge of the Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General, Boston – New York Field Division, announced that TROVOY DIXON, 31, of Bridgeport, waived his right to be indicted and…

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Massachusetts Woman Sentenced to Six Months in Prison for Stealing Social Security Benefits

March 8, 2024

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Massachusetts BOSTON – A Methuen woman was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for stealing Social Security benefits intended for her child.     Karen Silva-Brown, 58 was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs to six months in prison followed by three years of…

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Former Local Non-profit VP Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison

March 7, 2024

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Ohio CINCINNATI – The former vice president of a Cincinnati nonprofit and manager of a purported staffing corporation was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 36 months in prison for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. Teela Gilbert, 37, of Cincinnati, served as the vice president, academic…

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Rio Rancho Man Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison for Social Security Scheme

March 4, 2024

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Mexico ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, announced that James Anthony Sandoval was sentenced to 15 months in prison, and he must pay $55,261.20 in restitution to the Social Security Administration (SSA). A federal jury returned 33 guilty…

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Protect Your Assets. Raise Awareness. Protect Yourself.

February 28, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                         …

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Man Indicted for Decades-long Fraud of Veteran’s Benefits, Identity Theft

February 27, 2024

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Washington Spokane, Washington – Vanessa R. Waldref, the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced today that a federal grand jury has indicted Raymond Kenneth Musgrove, formerly of Grant County, Washington, for fraud in connection with benefits provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs…

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Punxsutawney Woman Indicted on Social Security Fraud Charges

February 23, 2024

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Western District of Pennsylvania JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – A resident of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Johnstown on a charge of theft of government funds, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today. The one-count Indictment named Patty Merlo, 65, as the sole defendant. According…

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Middlesex County Man Sentenced to 33 Months in Prison for Role in COVID-19 Fraud Schemes Totaling Over $2.1 Million

February 21, 2024

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey NEWARK, N.J. – A Middlesex County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 33 months in prison for his role in fraudulently obtaining over $2.1 million in federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Arlen…

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Anchorage Woman Sentenced to Prison for Social Security Fraud

February 20, 2024

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Alaska ANCHORAGE, Alaska – An Anchorage woman was sentenced to nine months in prison for stealing and misusing Social Security benefits. According to court documents, Jayel Jean Lane, 34, applied for Social Security benefits on behalf of a minor in 2013. She received benefits for the minor from…

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St. Louis County Woman Admits Helping Her Son Fake a Disability

February 16, 2024

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Missouri ST. LOUIS – A woman from St. Louis County, Missouri on Thursday admitted helping her son fake a mental disability for more than 13 years so he could receive government benefits. Zella Rives, 57, of Edmundson, admitted in a plea agreement and in court that she…

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