Nashua Man Pleads Guilty To Social Security Fraud
CONCORD, N.H. – Peter LaFlamme, 56, pled guilty in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to social security fraud.
LaFlamme, who resides in Nashua, New Hampshire, was indicted on June 15, 2011, by a federal grand jury on one count of social security fraud. LaFlamme collected over $376,000 in social security disability insurance benefit payments from January 1992, through April 2008. During that time, he concealed from the Social Security Administration his employment as manager of operations of Spartans Drum and Bugle Corps of Nashua. LaFlamme’s work for the Spartans would have disqualified him from receiving social security disability insurance benefits.
LaFlamme was released on personal recognizance bail until his sentencing hearing, presently scheduled for January 24, 2012. The court will determine the exact amount that was fraudulently obtained at the sentencing hearing. LaFlamme is facing a maximum possible sentence of five years in prison and maximum possible fines of either $250,000 or twice the amount he fraudulently obtained.This case was investigated by the Office of the Inspector General for the Social Security Administration. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mark S. Zuckerman.