Lakewood man convicted of federal wire fraud conviction


A man from Lakewood who is accused of more than $ 150,000 in social insurance The disability insurance benefits pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges on Thursday.

Valentino Valeriu Agignoae, 55, has been accused of fraudulently taking money from the Social Security Administration between January 2007 by April 2015, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois in Rockford.

Overall that is US Government suffered a loss of approx $ 157.503, according to publication.

Agignoae began to receive Social Security Administration Invalidity insurance benefits in 1996. These benefits were added in 2015 after a multi-year study of the Social Security Administration of the Inspector General, according to publication.

The investigation revealed that part of Agignoae’s plan was to have the Social Security Administration that he could work and in a restaurant. worked Chicagothat belonged to him in part. Agignoae has also been accused of lying and misrepresenting his previous work and employment.

He is to be sentenced on 13th January and threatens a prison sentence of a maximum of 20 years.

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