Two Thousand Oaks women and an Oxnard woman face federal fraud charges in three separate cases. The US Department of Justice announced last month that it will file charges against Daysi Salazar-Arias, 38, and Kim Scovis, 60, both of Thousand Oaks, and Kathryn Kushner, 64, of Oxnard. The DOJ alleges that Scovis fraudulently collected $68,000 in Social Security benefits of a deceased family member. Kushner is accused of fraudulently collecting nearly $250,000 in benefits. Salazar-Arias, who worked for the Social Security Administration, is also accused of fraudulently collecting benefits. As a SSA employee, she faces additional charges.
Federal fraud lawyer with experience
If you’ve been arrested for fraud or grand theft, you need the assistance of an experienced fraud lawyer like Robert Helfend. Theft from the Social Security program can lead to long prison sentences, fines, restitution requirements and more. You need the assistance of a criminal defense attorney who will work to get your charges reduced or dropped.
Robert Helfend is an experienced criminal defense lawyer with more than 30 years of experience in Southern California courtrooms. He also takes federal criminal defense cases. He has defended hundreds of clients accused of deception and can pull together the defense resources you need to create an effective defense strategy for you.
Mr. Helfend handles each case personally. He will not pass your case to a less experienced attorney, as can happen when clients work with a larger, more impersonal law firm. Personal experience and direct supervision of your case can make the difference in a successful defense.
Don’t risk your freedom on inexperienced criminal defense attorneys. Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County fraud case.
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