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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 21, 2013

Norman Toups, Jr. Sentenced For Defrauding The Social Security Administration

NORMAN TOUPS, JR., 63, a resident of Jefferson Parish, was sentenced in federal court yesterday to two years probation by U.S. District Judge Stanwood R. Duval, Jr., announced U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente.  TOUPS paid full restitution to the Social Security Administration prior to sentencing.

According to court documents, TOUPS pled guilty on November 28, 2012 , to making false statements in an application to the Social Security Administration for disability benefits claiming that he could no longer work as a security guard due to sever leg pain. In his application, TOUPS also claimed that he was financially destitute when, in truth and fact, he owned several valuable pieces of real estate in the New Orleans area.  As a result of his false statements to Social Security, TOUPS received $53,632,79 in disability benefits to which he was not entitled.  

The case was investigated by the Office of Inspector General for the Social Security Administration.  The case was being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Spiro Latsis.