Martha’s Vineyard Man Sentenced for Social Security Fraud and Tax Evasion

(Source – U.S. Department of Justice)

An Oak Bluffs man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Boston for stealing $160,025 in Social Security benefits and falsifying his 2010 tax return.

Vernon Harris, 63, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to six months in prison, three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $160,025 in restitution to the Social Security Administration and $21,605 to the Internal Revenue Service.  In December 2015, Harris pleaded guilty to theft of public money and tax evasion.  Read more…


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