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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 20, 2017

Ohiopyle Man Sentenced to Wrongly Obtaining Social Security Disability Payments

PITTSBURGH – A Fayette County resident of has been sentenced in federal court to two years probation with four months home detention on his conviction of theft of government property, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.

Chief United States District Judge Joy Flowers Conti imposed the sentence on James Morrison, 37, of Ohiopyle, PA.

According to the information presented to the court, Morrison obtained $15,630 in SSI disability payments from November of 2012 to July of 2014 and in October and November of 2014, when he was employed and concealed his wages from the Social Security Administration by failing to report them and by falsely representing that he was not working.

Assistant United States Attorney Paul E. Hull prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The Acting U.S. Attorney commended the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General, for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of James Morrison.

Updated November 21, 2017