Social Security and Disability Law

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

March 22, 2024

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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Lake County Businessman Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Harbor Illegal Aliens

March 22, 2024

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Florida Ocala, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Rodrigo Hernandez-Valerio (58, Leesburg) has pleaded guilty to an information charging him with conspiracy to harbor illegal aliens. Hernandez faces a maximum penalty of 5 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet…

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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

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

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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U.S. Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution in Support of Slam the Scam Day

March 11, 2024

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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

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