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Ligonier Man Sentenced to Probation for Converting SSI Benefits to His Own Use

April 2, 2014

PITTSBURGH - A Ligonier resident has been sentenced in federal court to 2 years’ probation, 100 hours of community service and restitution in the amount of $26,302.02 on his conviction of theft of government property, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Chief United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence on Ronald Clarke Gray, 63.

According to information presented to the court, Gray converted to his own use over $1,000.00 in Social Security Income Benefits from the Social Security Administration.

Assistant United States Attorney Robert S. Cessar prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Gray.

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