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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Folsom Man Charged One Count of Theft of Government Funds

 

Abdulai Kamara, 47, of Folsom, Pennsylvania, was charged by Information with one count of theft of government funds, announced Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen. According to the Information[1], the defendant received Social Security benefits intended for his deceased paramour, after her death in May 2012 until June 2014. The defendant’s alleged actions resulted in a loss to the government of approximately $47,992.30.

 

If convicted, the defendant faces a substantial period of incarceration, a 3‑year period of supervised release, restitution to the government of $47,992.30, a fine of up to $250,000, and a $100 special assessment.

 

The case was investigated by the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General, and is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Amanda R. Reinitz.

 

[1] An Information is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated January 24, 2017