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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

New Hampshire Man Pleads Guilty to Social Security Fraud

Contact: Craig M. Wolff
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Rodrigo Schumacker, 30, of Seabrook, New Hampshire, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court to social security fraud.

According to court records, in March 2010, Schumacker, a Brazilian citizen, completed an application requesting that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services grant him permanent resident status. On the application, Schumacker claimed that he had been assigned a certain social security number, when in fact he had never been assigned a social security number. The number Schumacker used had been assigned to a woman in Florida who was deceased at the time he used it. He later admitted to investigators that he knew the number he had used was not assigned to him

Schumacker faces up to 5 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and supervised release of up to 3 years. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the United States Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

Updated April 2, 2015