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Indiana County Man Sentenced to Probation with Community Confinement for Social Security Scam

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

PITTSBURGH – A resident of Indiana, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 42 months probation with six months at a community confinement center on his conviction of theft of government property, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer imposed the sentence on Carmen Donofrio, 63, of Indiana, Pennsylvania.

According to information presented to the court, from in and around July 2013, through in and around May 2015, Donofrio received approximately $16,577 in Supplemental Security Income to which he was not entitled because he had concealed a retirement account from the Social Security Administration.

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

Acting United States Attorney Song commended the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Donofrio.

Updated October 24, 2017