POSTED: Friday, February 17, 2012 - 1:41pm
UPDATED: Friday, February 17, 2012 - 1:42pm
A 63-year-old Longview woman was sentenced to five years probation and two months house arrest Tuesday for social security fraud charges in the Eastern District of Texas.
The defendant, Gaylynne Gale, pleaded guilty on July 13, 2011, to theft of government property. She was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap.
Gale was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $152,518.30 to the Social Security Administration and the Texas Medicaid Program and ordered to the forfeiture of $47,530.00.
According to the indictment, from February 2004 until June 2010, Gale intentionally concealed her living arrangements with her ex-husband in order to receive more than $47,000 from the Social Security Administration in the form of Social Security Supplemental Security Income payments.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Social Security Administration, Office of the Inspector General (SSA-OIG) and prosecuted by the United States Attorney's Office in Tyler.
A 53-year-old Marshall man pleaded guilty Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Roy S. Payne to possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine.
According to information presented in court, on June 9, 2009, the defendant, Gary Lynn Corpier, purchased cold pills containing pseudoephedrine at a Walgreens and a WalMart store in Marshall as well as on other occasions at other stores in the area, all in furtherance of his methamphetamine manufacturing activities.
Corpier faces up to 20 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not been set.
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