Do you need a social security fraud defense attorney?

Have you or a loved one been charged with Social Security fraud?   Do you need a top social security fraud defense lawyer?   If so, reach out today to a highly qualified, experienced defense lawyer in Dallas like Gregg Gallian.  Gregg Gallian will provide a free consultation and case review upon receiving your call, and you will know immediately that he has extensive knowledge and experience in this area. Even if you have hired another lawyer, contact him.  He is a fierce defense attorney who will put your first.  Let’s explore a little more about Social Security fraud by getting deeper into the subject.

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What is Social Security Fraud?

Social Security Fraud is defined as any form of manipulation, scheme, or scam involving Social Security benefits. This can include payments made to SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance) or those who receive Supplemental Security Income payments.  In addition, Social security fraud can come in the form of payments to retirees or a misuse of social security funds.  

There are numerous crimes that could fall within the category of social security fraud. The most common form occurs when an individual lies to obtain Social Security fraud benefits, including Social Security Disability Insurance and/or Supplemental Security Income.

Examples of SSI and SSD Fraud:

  • Making False Statements
  • Receiving Benefits after An Individual’s Death
  • Working ‘Under the Table’ While Receiving Benefits
  • Pretending to Be Incapacitated

Social Security fraud could also be committed through electronic means, such as phone or email scams to steal people’s social security numbers.  Social Security Association Employees could also commit fraud by using their knowledge of the organization to assist in criminal activities.

Which Federal Laws are Applicable for Social Security Fraud?

Congress has enhanced all forms of Social Security fraud (including SSN misuse) crimes to felony federal charges in 1981 under provision 42 U.S.C. § 408(a)(1-8).

What are the Possible Penalties for Social Security Fraud?

A conviction for Social Security fraud is punishable by up to 5 years in prison and fines of up to $250,000.

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what are possible Defenses for Social Security Fraud charges?

As with other types of fraud charges, which can often be complex, There are numerous defense strategies that could be utilized to fight against allegations of Social Security fraud.

Defense Strategies May Include:

  • Lack of Intent
  • Mistaken Identity
  • Insufficient Evidence
  • Other Misunderstanding


Which defense tactic will be most effective will depend on several factors and the circumstances in your case. An experienced criminal defense lawyer will need to review your case to build a solid defense strategy.


Social security fraud is a serious crime that costs taxpayers millions of dollars every year.   The federal government has become more and more aggressive in charging Americans with the most severe penalties possible.

While the goal is to deter these crimes, the impact of a charges and a conviction can be devastating for you or someone you know.  And many times, mistakes are made, misunderstandings lead to fraud charges. If you are charged and choose a bad or unqualified attorney, you can go to jail for years and pay major fines. 

It is imperative that you contact a qualified criminal defense lawyer like Gregg Gallian.  He will not charge you for a case review or consultation and knows federal social security law and how to defend you as well as anyone you could possibly call.  


Call (214) 432-8860 as soon as possible for a free case review and consultation with Gallian  Firm.   Don't choose the wrong social security fraud lawyer. It could cost your freedom.

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