States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|May 4, 2010||
JAMAICAN NATIONAL WHO MADE FALSE STATEMENTS TO THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION SENTENCED TO PRISON
Nora R. Dannehy, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that KENNETH LLOYD WILLIAMS, 32, a citizen of Jamaica previously residing on Middlefield Street in Hartford, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Alfred V. Covello in Hartford to 10 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for making materially false statements to the United States Social Security Administration. WILLIAMS pleaded guilty to the offense on December 22, 2009.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on February 1, 2002, WILLIAMS submitted an application for Supplemental Social Security Income (SSSI) to the United States Social Security Administration claiming that he was “Marjuan Mardell Bookman.” WILLIAMS also claimed that he was a United States citizen by birth and had been disabled since June 6, 1999. He also provided a Social Security number. In March 2008, WILLIAMS made fraudulent representations to the Social Security Administration on a Statement of Claimant form that he was Marjuan Mardell Bookman.
From approximately February 2002 through May 2008, the Social Security Administration, believing he was Marjuan Bookman, paid WILLIAMS approximately $39,024 in SSSI benefits.
Today, Judge Covello ordered WILLIAMS to pay restitution in the amount of $32,024.
WILLIAMS faces deportation to Jamaica after he completes his prison term.
This case was investigated by the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul H. McConnell.
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