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My friend is accused of Social Security fraud/felony. She
My friend is accused of Social Security fraud/felony. She rejects the accusations on the ground that SSA did not stop payments despite report of change of situation. I heard that in social security prosecution, the State Attorney and defender's attorneycould enter into a plea bargain regarding restitution or repayment of owed amount. Questions: 1) Friend rejects fraud and felony accusations, what options to consider in plea bargain? 2) Is entering into plea bargain with State Attorney to work out paymentwith SSA an admission of guilt of the accusations/charges? 3) Is there immigration consequences if plea bargain is to drop felony/fraud accusations/charges?
Someone I know is rerouting funds from an inheritance to another
Someone I know is rerouting funds from an inheritance to another person's bank account so they can go on without reporting the income to the Social Security office. What sort of penalties can either/both party expect when my family reports their fraud?
WIFE POSSIBLY COULD HAVE A SSI FRAUD CASE IN THE AMOUNT OF
WIFE POSSIBLY COULD HAVE A SSI FRAUD CASE IN THE AMOUNT OF 50,400 THAT WAS RECIEVED IN A 7YR PERIOD....HAS WORKED SEVERAL TIMES WITH DIFFERENT COMPANIES DIDNT REPORT ANY OF THEM.ALL READY HAS A 2 TIME FELONY FOODSTAMP FRAUD CHARGES.DID TIME FOR BOTH CHARGES BUT COULD BE POSSIBLY BE LOOKING AT A 3RD AS WELL WAS RECIEVING STAMPS THROUGH HAVING SSI AND DIDNT REPORT ANY CHANGES MEANING WORK....WHAT WORSE CASE SCENERIO ARE WE LOOKING AT?
I rescued my grandmother who was living on her own in an elderly
I rescued my grandmother who was living on her own in an elderly building from Boston back in June, 2008. She was 92 years old in the beginning stages of Alzheimers. In August of 2009 she fell and broke her left hip. After coming in and out of the hospital she was placed in a Nursing home that I chose and later broke her right hip in May of 2011. I became her POA in March of 2011. My grandmother has nothing. Just a social security check of $1081.00 per month. I kept waiting for her to get better, and alway's in the back of my mind said, I will bring her home soon. Now the Nursing home is asking me bank statements from March 2011 through September 2011. They asked me where her SOCIAL SECURITY checks were going! I did not know I was suppose to turn them over to the nursing home and never got a letter advising anything of the sort from the facility or from anyone. My husband was laid off, and we were facing foreclosure on our home, so I used the SS funds to pay our mortgage, and assumed this would be ok since I took care of her for over a year before she broke her hip. I am afraid to give them the bank statements. They are asking for only six months. I am afraid of being prosecuted for exploitation of funds. Should I give them the bank statements and tell them the truth? Or should I just pull her out of the nursing home? What am I facing, or what can I tell the nursing home in good faith so they know I will pay back every cent without them reporting me to Adult Protective Services? I have a clear record. In the back of my mind I felt I was owed the money for taking care of her for a year but I know what I did was wrong. What can happen to me worst case scenario or what can I tell the nursing home to rectify the situation and take the gigantic lump out of my stomach. I am afraid they will report me and afraid of going to jail! I am 47 years old. They think I am faxing bank statements tomorrow and I am scared. We are talking probably $7000.00 for this year. Not last year? Help!
my charge was social security fraud and i served 5 months in
my charge was social security fraud and i served 5 months in jail and 5 months home confidement. i am now on 3 years supervised release with a court ordered restitution of $75 thousand including a $10 thousand fine. SSA tells me that I only owe them $14 thousand and they have waived the rest, seeing how I have already made a payment of $35,000 to date and have continued to make payments of $216 a month to them. Do I believe them or do I go by the court and my sentence with a $75,000 restitution that will never be paid off. I have asked probation over and over again if I can get that amount compromised, but this has been rejected time and time again...I just don't know what to think at this point? also, after my 3 years of supervision can i ask for a compromise settlement via a civil judgement or will i just assume that i will always have to pay off $75,000 for the rest of my life?
is it possible to have a sentence appealed or amended during
is it possible to have a sentence appealed or amended during or after supervised release to reflect a more realistic restitution seeing how it will be impossible for the defendant to pay back full restitution in a reasonable time frame or in a lifetime---don't the ausas and judge think about that and don't they care? obviously they don't....
if i stop making payments to the court after my supervised
if i stop making payments to the court after my supervised release--3 yrs from now, will the government still come after me for money? I owe $75 thousand including a fine of $10 thousand with 2.21% interest on social security fraud. I have a payment plan set up now for $216/month through my PO, but will that plan stop after my supervised release? i will hardly make a dent in the total restitution at that point. Will it most likely be pursued through a civil judgement or will the government just let it go if I continue to make payments up until the end of my supervised release? i have let them know that it will probably be impossible for me to pay the entire amount off in 3 or 10 or even 20 years, but they don't seem to care and they don't seem to be able to answer me about how the government operates with restitutions this large?
if i file a complaint with the department of justice aboutView more criminal law questions
if i file a complaint with the department of justice about how i feel i was unfairly targeted by ssa through investigation and prosecution for social security fraud while others were not and how i would like my restitution decreased will the court hold that against me now and in the future? I am now on home arrest and will they send me back to jail for such a complaint?