States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|May 21, 2010||
FORMER DANBURY RESIDENT SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR DEFRAUDING SOCIAL SECURITY PROGRAM
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DOUGLAS MAYNE, also known as “Douglas Maine” and “Douglas Rodriques,” 47, formerly of Danbury, was sentenced today by Senior United States District Judge Ellen Bree Burns in New Haven to 18 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for defrauding the Social Security program. MAYNE also was ordered to pay restitution in amount of $59,035.60.
The Social Security Administration Title II Disability Insurance Benefits program is administered to individuals who cannot work due to a disability that lasts, or is expected to last, for at least one year, or results in death.
According to court documents and statements made in court, from approximately January 1996 to November 2000, MAYNE received $59,035.60 in Social Security Title II Disability Insurance Benefits while he continued to work. MAYNE also made false statements on several forms that he was required to submit to the Social Security Administration when applying for the disability benefits.
On July 14, 2005, a federal grand jury in Bridgeport returned an indictment charging MAYNE with one count of Social Security Fraud and one count of making a false statement. MAYNE remained a fugitive until he was arrested in August 2009 in Florida where he was living under an assumed identity.
On March 4, 2010, MAYNE pleaded guilty to one count of Social Security fraud.
MAYNE has been detained since his arrest.
This investigation was conducted by the Social Security Administration, Office of the Inspector General. The case was prosecuted by Supervisory Assistant United States Attorney Alina P. Reynolds.
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