In Oregon federal court, the Social Security Administration takes reported fraud very seriously. They typically respond to complaints by neighbors who claim to see the client working able-bodied, typically being paid under the table with cash payments.
The SSA special agents will scour the records from the last social security disability renewal for statements of inability to work and compare that to the reports of work.
If the accusations are true, it typically pays to get ahead of the charge while the investigation is still pending. It is much easier to negotiate a non-prison sentence before an indictment.
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