Federal authorities arrest 6 for Social Security fraud
Also face charges for Medicare and identity theft
SAN JUAN – Federal agents reportedly conducted an operation Tuesday morning for allegedly exploiting the Social Security Administration.
Preliminary details suggest there were six arrests following indictments returned by a federal grand jury. They also face charges for Medicare and identity theft.
“These are white-collar crime violations, among them, Social Security fraud and other violations of the law … This is part of the investigations that we carried out,” Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) spokesman Guillermo González confirmed in a radio interview with WKAQ.
The arrests were made by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office of Inspector General, Social Security, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and FBI agents. The detainees are expected to be brought before a federal magistrate for the initial hearing.
Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez, U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico, will give a press conference at 11 a.m. to provide more details.