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Toledo man incarcerated for stealing $121,000 in veteran's benefits

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio

A Toledo man was sentenced to five months incarceration and ordered to pay $121,156 in restitution for theft of government property, said Carole S. Rendon, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Antonio Estrada, 66, took veterans pension benefits to which he was not entitled, according to court documents.

“Those who defraud the taxpayers and steal from fellow veterans will be held accountable,”  said Gavin McClaren, United States Department of Veterans Affairs – Office of Inspector General, Resident Agent in Charge, Cleveland.

The investigating agency in this case is the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Inspector General, Cleveland, Ohio.  The case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Noah P. Hood.

Updated August 30, 2016