Border Patrol Supervisor Charged with Stealing Social Security Benefits
LAREDO, Texas - Federal charges have been filed against James J. Doran, 54, of Laredo, alleging he committed larceny of U.S. government property by wrongfully collecting more than $108,000 in Social Security Administration (SSA) benefits, announced United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson.
The indictment was returned under seal earlier today and unsealed upon his arrest. He is expected to make his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge J. Scott Hacker tomorrow at 9:00 a.m.
If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison and a possible $250,000 maximum fine.
The investigation leading up to the indictment was conducted by the SSA - Office of Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security - Office of Inspector General and the Bureau of Vital Statistics Fraud Unit. Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher A. dos Santos is prosecuting this case.
An indictment is a formal accusation of criminal conduct, not evidence.
A defendant is presumed innocent unless convicted through due process of law.