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New Hampshire Man Admits to Social Security Disability Fraud

Posted on Nov 11, 2011

A Nashua, New Hampshire man admitted to ripping off Social Security by collecting disability benefits while being paid to direct the Spartan Drum & Bugle Corps.

Peter LaFlamme, 56, appeared in Concord U.S. District Court on October 25, 2011. He is charged with hiding his employment with the Drum and Bugle Corps from the Social Security Administration so he could continue receiving disability benefits.

LaFlamme was indicted and arrested in June after an investigation by the Office of the Inspector General for the Social Security Administration. According to U.S. Attorney Paul Kacavas, he illegally collected over $376,000 in benefits from January 1992 until April 2008.

The Spartan Drum & Bugle Corps is a national award-winning musical group that, under LaFlamme's direction, marched in the 2005 inaugural parade. He retired in 2008.

LaFlamme has been released on bail and faces sentencing in January 2012. He faces up to five years in prison and a fine of $250,000 or up to two times the amount he illegally received.

When so many of our citizens make legitimate disability claims, cases like this anger many. New England's Keefe Disability Law firm knows just how important SSA disability is to many of our residents.

If you or a loved one needs help getting disability benefits approved, call us today for a free case evaluation at our toll free number, 888-904-6847. We represent clients in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Rhode Island.

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