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Sand Springs Man Sentenced For Fraudulently Receiving Over $16,000 In Unemployment Benefits While Employed

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

TULSA, Okla. — A Sand Springs man was sentenced in Federal court today for providing false information to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission resulting in the receipt of over $16,000 in unemployment insurance benefits, announced United States Attorney Danny C. Williams Sr., for the Northern District of Oklahoma. A Federal grand jury charged Hansen by indictment on June 5, 2014.

United States District Chief Judge Gregory K. Frizzell sentenced Laverne Robert Hansen, 50, of Sand Springs, to serve five years of Probation and ordered him to pay $16,051.70 in restitution. Previously, Hansen received unemployment insurance benefits while falsely claiming he was unemployed. In fact, he was working and earning money.

The case was investigated by the Department of Labor’s Office of the Inspector General and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey A. Gallant on behalf of the United States.

Updated July 14, 2015