THOMAS BURNS, 56, and MATTIE BURNS, 52, of Marshall, Texas, have both been indicted for Theft of Government Property in excess of $1,000.00 and Concealment of an Event to Secure Social Security Insurance Disability Benefits.
The indictment alleges that from November 8, 2001 through March 24, 2005, Thomas Burns concealed employment with companies called Jessie Oil Field Service and Dan Blocker Petroleum with the intent to fraudulently secure payments from the the Social Security Administration.
If convicted the Burns each face up to ten years in federal prison and a $250,000.00 fine.
DAVID KEGLEY, 55, and MARION KEGLEY, 61, of Tyler, Texas, have both been indicted for False Statements for Use in Determining Disability Insurance Benefits. The indictment alleges that on September 20, 2004, David and Marion Kegley both made false statements and representations to the Social Security Administration for use in determining rights to Social Security Disability Benefit payments. Specifically the indictment alleges that they both stated that David Kegley had not worked since 1988, when in fact they both knew that David Kegley had done work for "Homes by Greg Langley" from 1994 through 2000 and for "Terry Blevins Homes" from 2002 through 2004.
If convicted the Kegleys each face up to ten years in federal prison and a $250,000.00 fine.
It is important to note that an indictment should not be considered as evidence of guilt and that all persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Cannon & Anderson, Attorneys
2916 Tazewell Pike, Ste. F
Knoxville, TN 37918