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Man sentenced for stealing veteran, Social Security benefits

Posted at 6:12 PM, Mar 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-05 18:12:47-05

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Georgia man has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison in South Florida for his part in running a scheme to steal more than $1.8 million in veteran and Social Security benefits.

Court records show Ronaldo Garfield Green was sentenced Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale federal court.

A federal jury found him guilty in November to conspiracy to commit fraud. From 2012 to 2017, officials say, Green and others attempted to redirect more than $1.8 million in benefits from more than 100 disabled veterans and Social Security beneficiaries.

The scheme resulted in actual losses of nearly $1 million. The federal government reimbursed the victims for their stolen benefits.