Defendant Will Serve Five Years of Probation and Must Pay Back More Than $96,000
LITTLE ROCK—A Marmaduke woman who fraudulently obtained more than $96,000 in Social Security Administration funds was sentenced yesterday afternoon for making false statements to the United States government. United States District Court Judge Lee Rudofsky sentenced Tammy Jean Hogan, 58, to five years of probation with one year to be served in home confinement. Judge Rudofsky also ordered Hogan to pay a $9,600 fine and $96,397 in restitution as well as perform 400 hours of community service.
In February 2020, a referral to the Social Security Administration Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Cooperative Disability Investigations Unit alleged that Hogan, who served as representative payee for her husband, was concealing numerous properties the couple owned from 2009 through 2021. Investigation revealed that Hogan intentionally concealed household income and resources in order to maintain her husband’s eligibility from August 2009 through March 2021, resulting in $96,397 being paid to Hogan.
A grand jury indicted Hogan in May 2021, and she pleaded guilty in April 2022. The investigation was conducted by the Social Security Administration OIG, and the case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Amanda Jegley.
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