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Philadelphia Man Charged With Theft Of Government Funds

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

William Young, Jr., 71, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged by information with one count of theft of government funds, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger.  According to the Information, the defendant received retirement benefits intended for his father, after his father’s death in May 2008 until April 2014.  The defendant’s alleged actions resulted in a loss to the government of approximately $36,189.         


If convicted, the defendant faces a term of in prison, a three‑year period of supervised release, restitution to the government of $36,189, 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 Christopher E. Parisi.


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

Updated February 4, 2016