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Grove City Man Sentenced for Stealing His Deceased Mother’s Social Security Benefits

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH -- A resident of Grove City, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to a term of two years of probation and full restitution in the amount of $27,309.85 on his conviction of theft of government property, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon imposed the sentence on Alexander Viskovatoff, 57.

According to information presented to the court, in and around January 2011, through in and around September, 2012, Viskovatoff converted to his own use funds of the Social Security Administration that had been intended to be benefits for his deceased mother.

Assistant United States Attorney Shardul S. Desai prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Viskovatoff.

Updated March 17, 2016