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Monongahela Man Sentenced to Probation for Unlawfully Receiving Social Security Benefits

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

PITTSBURGH - A resident of Monongahela, Pa., has been sentenced in federal court to two years of probation on his conviction of theft of government property, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Gregory Kavalec, 68, of Monongahela, Pa.

According to information presented to the court, from on or about Oct. 3, 2013, to on or about Sept. 3, 2014, Kavalec unlawfully received property of the United States, that is Old Age, Survivor and Disability Insurance (OASDI) Social Security benefits in the amount of approximately $17,985.

Assistant United States Attorney Margaret E. Picking and 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 Kavalec.

Updated February 17, 2016