Our client was charged with Social Security fraud and theft of Social Security Administration benefits. He had confessed his involvement in this scheme to federal agents when they interviewed him at his home. He had improperly received more than $100,000 in Social Security benefits to which he was not entitled.
Scott Cox and Mike Mazzoli successfully persuaded the Judge to probate their client even though the Sentencing Guidelines called for a lengthy period of incarceration. The Court was presented with an alternative sentence that included a period of home detention and community service work in lieu of a prison sentence.
This case illustrates the need to retain experienced federal criminal lawyers when faced with Social Security, mail, wire, or healthcare fraud in the federal system.