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Repeat Offender Sentenced To Prison For Defrauding Social Security

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Florida

Ocala, Florida – Senior United States District Judge John Antoon II has sentenced Malik Mustafa Al-Ameen (57, Summerfield) to 20 months in federal prison for theft of government funds. He was also ordered to pay the government $77,178 in restitution. Al-Ameen had pleaded guilty on July 1, 2019.

According to court records, Al-Ameen stole more than $77,000 from the Social Security Administration by submitting false documents regarding his eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. Al-Ameen had falsely claimed that he was single and owned no properties when, in fact, he was married and owned a rental property in West Palm Beach. Al-Ameen has more than 60 criminal state convictions in Florida, spanning 40 years, many of which involve fraud or stealing. This is his first federal conviction.

This case was investigated by the Social Security Administration. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael P. Felicetta.

Updated September 30, 2019

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