40 people in Puerto Rico charged for Social Security fraud

U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez Velez for the District of Puerto Rico announced that a federal grand jury has indicted on Monday and Tuesday, January 12 and 13 respectively, psychiatrist Luis Escabi-Perez and 39 others for violations against the rules of the Social Security Administration (SSA), according to a January 15 article on eNews Park Forest.

Escabi-Perez submitted false psychiatric medical reports to the SSA to support disability claims submitted by his patients. He charged around $100 for every medical visit and a fee of around $500 for the preparation and submission of a psychiatric medical report to the SSA.

Escabi-Perez was also charged with wire fraud and, along with five other individuals, is facing additional charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States, theft of government property, concealment of failure to disclose an event to the SSA, and false statements in determining rights for disability.

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