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Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Attorney & Mediator replied 9 years ago.
Hello, do you need assistance with a legal question?

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Yes did you read my post?
Expert:  Attorney & Mediator replied 9 years ago.
Hello AdamL1:

There is no other post in your account history. In your account, this is the only post on file.

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
What Information do you need?
Expert:  Attorney & Mediator replied 9 years ago.
I need your question? To see if I can help you.

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to LawNinvest's Post: I have filed for divorce from my wife- it is in process. She was not a legal citizen when we married. The divorce prevents this from happening. She is still here in the States though-and has passed the NYS bar exam- she is from France. I recently received a w2 form for a job I did not have, and will have to pay the taxes on. It is apparent that she has used my social security # XXXXX get semi legal employment and then cashed these checks through our joint account. All of this was behind my back. Is there any legal action I Can i take against her on this
Expert:  Attorney & Mediator replied 9 years ago.
Thank you for your response AdamL1:

Based on the information you have provided you do have the following recourse actions to take against her:

1) Fraud and theft of your social security. It is unlawful to use someone else's social security to obtain a job or other benefit. You can report the crime to the police. You can also report the fraud to the Office of Inspector General. You can obtain more information here.

2) If she is charged with the crimes of fraud or theft and she will be prosecuted, you can then notify the New York State Bar for disciplinary investigation which may result in her disbarment from the practice of law.

3) You can also report the IRS as to the tax fraud she has committed by using your information.

4) You can also contact the employer to report that she used your social security to get employment as she has defrauded the employer by misrepresenting your social security as yours.

5) As to the cashed checks, since the account was joint she has access to the account. In your divorce you can seek more of the marital assets to compensate for the amount she took from these accounts.

Based on the information you have provided, this is why I see as your course of action.

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Expert:  Attorney & Mediator replied 9 years ago.
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