ALEXANDRIA — The U.S. government is suing a Louisiana woman, alleging false pretenses regarding Social Security.
The United States of America, representing Carolyn W. Colvin, acting commissioner of the Social Security Administration, filed a lawsuit April 1, in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana Alexandria Division against Marionette King, alleging violation of Social Security Act regulations.
According to the complaint, the government sustained losses and damages of $16,831.50 because King fraudulently made misrepresentations to and purposefully withheld information from the Social Security Administration. The suit says she failed to inform the agency of her return to work or report she was earning wages over the substantial gainful activity levels.
The lawsuit states King accepted disability benefits which she knew she was not entitled to receive.
The government requests a trial by jury, a court order and judgment denying King the $16,831.50 debt and other relief the court deems equitable and appropriate. It is represented by assistant U.S. attorney Cristina Walker of U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Louisiana in Shreveport, and attorneys Michael McGaughran and Keith Simonson of the Office of the General Counsel Social Security Administration in Dallas.
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Louisiana Alexandria Division Case number 16-08009