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MISSOURI WOMAN INDICTED FOR THEFT OF PUBLIC MONEY

April 14 , 2010

Boston, MA... A Missouri woman was charged today in a federal Indictment on charges in connection with theft of government funds.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and John F. Grasso, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Social Security Administration’s Office of Investigations, Boston Field Division, announced that TRANG HUYDOAN PHAN, a/k/a TRANG H.D. PHAN (“PHAN”), 38, of Fenton, MO, was charged in a one-count Indictment with theft of public money, in connection with Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) benefits.

According to the Indictment, from on or about January 2004, and continuing through on or about December 2006, PHAN stole government funds from the Social Security Administration, an agency of the United States, in the form of Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) benefits.

If convicted, PHAN faces a maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

The case is being investigated by the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Social Security Administration’s Office of Investigations, Boston Field Division. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Antoinette E.M. Leoney in Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.

The details contained in the Indictment are allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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