Former Missouri legislator pleads guilty to Social Security fraud

According to the Office of the Inspector General of the Social Security Administration, a former Missouri State legislator agreed to plead guilty for fraudulently taking federal disability payments amounting to $58,816. As a result of this guilty plea, former Missouri House of Representatives democratic member Raymond E. Salva agreed to pay $58,816 to the Social Security Administration (SSA) as restitution.

Records show that in February 2000, Salva’s Social Security disability payment was granted after claiming to have allegedly sustained a neck injury from a farm accident.  Yet despite having been elected in 2002 and serving as Democratic legislator to the Missouri House of Representatives for seven years, he continued accepting monthly disability payments from the SSA.

When the SSA discovered the fraud, Salva claimed that he was advised by an SSA representative that being elected into public office doesn’t affect his disability payments.

Salva’s plea deal made in June doesn’t include a possible $250,000 fine and 10 year imprisonment.

Learn more about how to properly file for your Social Security disability payments in Indiana by talking with the legal team of the Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633 today. We can guide you through this process and help you increase your chances of getting the payments you need.