Psychologist Alfred Bradley Adkins in Fraud Case Gets 25-year Sentence

September 22, 2017

KY -  Psychologist Alfred Bradley Adkins helped pull off the biggest Social Security fraud in U.S. history was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison. Adkins was part of the fraud ring orchestrated by an attorney, and a Social Security judge who rubber-stamped at least 1,700 bogus applications for benefits.
All told, the scam would have cost the government at least $600 million in fraudulent lifetime benefits, according to the government’s conservative estimate. Some $93 million was already paid out before the scam was stopped, the government said.
Judge Danny C. Reeves in Kentucky, delivered the 25-year sentence in court Friday, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. The judge said it was appropriate given the massive size of the fraud and the four charges Adkins was convicted of: mail fraud, wire fraud, making false claims and conspiracy.
Adkins also forced the case to trial, and prosecutors said he lied during the trial, while the others charged voluntarily entered guilty pleas.
Stephen Dinan, "Psychologist in massive Social Security fraud case gets 25-year sentence," The Washington Times, 22 Sept 2017,


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