OIG Investigative Reports, Dorchester Man Sentenced For Fraud Skip to main contentAbout UsContact UsFAQs Language Assistance Englishespañol中文: 繁體版Việt-ngữ한국어TagalogРусский U.S. Department of Education Search for: Toggle navigation U.S. Department of Education Student Loans Grants Laws Data About ED OFFICES Home Reports & Resources Programs/Initiatives News Office Contacts Investigative Report United States Department of Justice Michael J. Sullivan U.S. Attorney District of Massachusetts United States Attorney's Office John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse 1 Courthouse Way, Suite 9200 Boston, MA 02210 Press Office: (617) 748-3139 November 14, 2006 PRESS RELEASE Dorchester Man Sentenced for Fraud Boston, MA... A Dorchester, Massachusetts man was sentenced yesterday in federal court after pleading guilty to charges in connection with his fraudulently obtaining Section 8 housing benefits and student loans. United States Attorney Michael J. Sullivan; Peter Emerzian, Special Agent in Charge the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of Inspector General; Leo J. Sullivan, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Social Security Administration's Office of Inspector General; and Gary E. Mathison, Regional Inspector General for Investigations of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Inspector General, announced that U.S. District Judge George A. O'Toole sentenced DAVID MURRAY-MCCARTHY, age 38, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, to 1 year and 6 months' incarceration. MURRAY-MCCARTHY was also ordered to pay restitution in the total amount of $138,929. On June 15, 2006, MURRAY-MCCARTHY pleaded guilty to a three-count Information charging him with making false statements to HUD and the Department of Education and defrauding the Social Security Administration. At the earlier plea hearing, the prosecutor told the Court that, had the case proceeded to trial, the evidence would have proven that MURRAY-MCCARTHY under-reported his income to HUD in order to receive Section 8 housing benefits. MURRAY-MCCARTHY made the false statement in 2004 while he was living in Burlington. MURRAY-MCCARTHY also defrauded the Social Security Administration between 2000 and 2005 by claiming that he was entitled to disability benefits. Although he claimed he was unable to work, MURRAY-MCCARTHY was actually employed at Verizon. Additionally, MURRAY-MCCARTHY obtained federally insured student loans after defaulting on previous loans by making false statements to the Department of Education concerning his name, Social Security Number and loan history. The case was investigated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of the Inspector General; the Social Security Administration's Office of Inspector General; and the Department of Education's Office of Inspector General. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney George W. Vien in Sullivan's Public Corruption Unit. Press Contact: Samantha Martin, (617) 748-3139. Top Printable view Share this page Last Modified: 11/16/2006 How Do I Find... Student loans, forgiveness College accreditation No Child Left Behind FERPA FAFSA 1098-E Tax Form 2015 Budget Proposal More > Information About... Transforming Teaching Family and Community Engagement Early Learning K-12 Reforms More > Connect Facebook Twitter YouTube Email RSS Google+ More > MISUSED FOIA OIG Fraud Hotline Our mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access. Student Loans Repaying Loans Defaulted Loans Loan Forgiveness Loan Servicers Grants & Programs Apply for Pell Grants Grants Forecast Open Grant Competitions Find Grant Programs by Eligibility Laws & Guidance No Child Left Behind FERPA Civil Rights Data & Research Education Statistics Postsecondary Education Data State Education Data Nation's Report Card What Works Clearinghouse About Us Contact Us ED Offices Jobs News FAQs Budget, Performance Notices FOIAPrivacySecurityInformation qualityInspector GeneralWhitehouse.govUSA.govBenefits.govRegulations.gov
Dorchester Man Sentenced For Fraud. Boston, MA, November 14, 2006
Published by the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General on 2006-11-14.
Below is a raw (and likely hideous) rendition of the original report.