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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 7, 2016

Green Bay Man Sentenced for Social Security Disability Fraud

Gregory J. Haanstad, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that Randall J. Frisque (age: 58) of Green Bay, Wisconsin, was sentenced to federal prison by Chief United States District Judge William C. Griesbach. Frisque had previously entered a guilty plea to a charge of theft of government property in violation of Title 18, United States Code Section 641.

According to the plea agreement and other documents filed with the court, Frisque was a dump truck operator on state road projects working between 50 and 60 hours a week while continuing to collect Social Security Disability payments. Witnesses told authorities that Frisque often bragged about his receipt of the fraudulent payments, telling them “this was his payback.”              

In pronouncing sentence, Chief Judge Griesbach noted the very serious nature of the fraud and noted Frisque’s dismissive attitude toward his criminal actions. Ultimately, Frisque was sentenced to 16 months in prison followed by 2 years of Supervised Release. He was also ordered to pay approximately $130,000 in restitution to the Social Security Administration and Medicare.      

This case was investigated by the U.S. Social Security Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.

      

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Updated October 7, 2016