Nebraska brothers convicted in Social Security Disability fraud case

August 8, 2012

Two Nebraska brothers have been convicted in a federal court of conspiracy and theft in a case of Social Security fraud, reports WOWT News.

Following a six-day trial, the 51-year-old and 48-year-old brothers were convicted of one count of conspiracy, one count of theft of government property, and one count of Social Security fraud.

Prosecutors say that from 2004 until 2010, the 48-year-old brother managed and operated a family owned trucking business in Nebraska City. During that same period, he employed his 51-year-old brother although he knew that his brother was drawing Social Security disability insurance benefits.

According to authorities, the 51 year old man got about $135,000 in Social Security disability insurance benefits that he was not entitled to receive.

Authorities predict that the brothers will spend time behind bars. They will be officially sentenced on October 19.

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