25 years in prison for Social Security fraudster
Proving once again that “crime does not pay”, a judge in Kentucky handed down a sentence of 25 years in prison to one of three men convicted in the biggest Social Security fraud case in U.S. history. The scheme defrauded Social Security of about $93 million before it was stopped, but could have cost at least $600 million in fraudulent lifetime benefits had it not been discovered. Despite the severity of the sentence, some feel it still isn’t a strong enough message to other potential schemers, noting that the maximum sentence could have been 65 years. This Washington Times article by Stephan Dinan explains. Click here to read more.