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Munhall Man Sentenced to Probation for Defrauding Federal Employees' Compensation Fund

May 29, 2014

PITTSBURGH – A resident of Munhall, Pa., was sentenced today in federal court to four years probation on his conviction of federal employees’ compensation fraud, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

Senior United States District Judge Maurice B. Cohill, Jr., imposed sentence upon William J. Miller, Jr., 52.

According to information presented to the court, Miller, in connection with the application and receipt of federal employees’ compensation moneys and benefits, concealed and covered up the fact that he was self-employed and involved in a business enterprise. Miller’s fraudulent conduct resulted in compensation checks totaling approximately $18,104.57 being issued to him during the period from March 13, 2011, to Nov. 19, 2011, checks Miller knew he was not entitled to.

Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Cohill took into consideration the defendant’s lack of criminal history and his acceptance of responsibility.

Assistant United States Attorney Mary McKeen Houghton prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General, and the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, for the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of Miller.

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