Social Security and Disability Law

David W. Magann, P.A. Advocates for Veterans Accessing International Medical Coverage Through VA’s Foreign Medical Program

July 16, 2024

Tampa, Florida – The Foreign Medical Program (FMP), an initiative by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, provides a lifeline for veterans with service-connected disabilities living or traveling abroad. Tampa-based veteran’s disability law firm David W. Magann, P.A., known for its commitment to serving veterans, highlights the importance of this new benefit and its role…

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Canadian Man Indicted, Arrested for Nearly 30-year Social Security Benefit Fraud Scheme

July 16, 2024

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Alaska ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A Canadian man was arrested in Los Angeles on July 8 after a federal grand jury in Alaska returned an indictment charging him with stealing over $420,000 of his mother’s Social Security benefits in a nearly 30-year complex fraud scheme. According to court documents,…

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Two Georgia Women Sentenced for Stealing Social Security Benefits

July 15, 2024

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Georgia ATLANTA – Teresa Carter and Sharon Crowder have been sentenced for theft of government funds for their unlawful receipt of Social Security benefits intended for relatives, who died years earlier. “Carter and Crowder chose to assume the responsibility of acting on behalf of loved ones as…

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Disbarred attorney pleads guilty to Social Security number fraud as part of scheme to obtain jobs at law firms

July 11, 2024

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Ohio CINCINNATI – A disbarred attorney who previously practiced law in the Cincinnati area admitted in U.S. District Court this afternoon that he used false identities to obtain employment with at least seven law firms. Richard Louis Crosby III, 37, of Mason, Ohio, pleaded guilty to three…

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Deltona Woman Pleads Guilty To Stealing Over $66,000 In Social Security Funds

July 11, 2024

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Florida Orlando, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that April L. Brockman (42, Deltona) has pleaded guilty to theft of government property. Brockman faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. Brockman must also pay restitution to the Social Security Administration and…

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Utah Man Sentenced to Home Detention After Stealing Over $100,000 in Social Security and Other Government Benefits

July 10, 2024

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Utah Salt Lake City, Utah – Melvin Roy Hunter, 71, of Salt Lake County, was ordered  by the court to 14 months’ home detention as part of a 40 months’ probation sentence, and ordered to pay $105,301.30 in restitution.  The sentence was imposed by U.S. District Court Judge…

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Illegal Alien and Two Others Sentenced to Federal Prison in Organ Transplant Scheme

July 8, 2024

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Iowa An illegal alien and two other individuals who conspired to obtain over $500,000 in federally funded health care benefits, including a kidney transplant, were sentenced to prison on June 24, 2024, and July 2, 2024.   Jeremias Otoniel Herrera Rosales (“Herrera Rosales”), age 37, from Worthington,…

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Honduran Man Pleads Guilty To Aggravated Identity Theft

July 3, 2024

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Florida Tampa, Florida – United States Attorney Roger B. Handberg announces that Erlin Maradiaga-Flores (31, Honduras) today pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft.  Maradiaga-Flores faces a penalty of two years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set. According to the plea agreement, E-Verify…

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Letter to U.S. Senate Committee on Finances and U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means

July 1, 2024

Dear Chairmen Wyden and Smith, Ranking Members Crapo and Neal: Today marks my final day as I retire as Inspector General of the Social Security Administration (SSA). I want to thank President Donald J. Trump for nominating me for this position and the U.S. Senate for confirming me. Since I was sworn in on January…

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South Carolina Man Sentenced To Federal Prison For Stealing Deceased Wife’s Social Security Benefits

June 28, 2024

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Middle District of Florida Tampa, Florida – U.S. District Judge William F. Jung has sentenced Albert Bayer (64, South Carolina, formerly of Hillsborough County, Florida) to one year and one day in federal prison for theft of government funds. As part of his sentence, the court also entered an order…

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