Man imprisoned for lying about disability to Social Security

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Cedar Rapids man who lied to officials so he could receive Social Security benefits has been imprisoned.

Prosecutors said in a news release Monday that 58-year-old Larry Hanson Sr. was sentenced to six months in prison and ordered to pay more than $78,500 in restitution. He must also serve three years of supervised release after the prison term.

Hanson had pleaded guilty to theft of government property.

Court documents say Hanson received Social Security disability benefits from April 2013 through March 2017 after telling the Social Security Administration that he was not able to work. However, Hanson was working at a company in Cedar Rapids during this time.

Prosecutors say Hanson lied and said all of the money he was making came from renting his tools to the company and not from working.

Associated Press

Associated Press

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