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April 5, 2018

Posted  April 5, 2018

A federal grand jury sitting in Fort Pierce, Florida, returned an indictment, charging a Hobe Sound, Florida, resident with tax evasion, mail fraud, wire fraud, theft of government funds, and Social Security disability fraud announced the Justice Department’s Tax Division. According to the indictment, Arthur John Kranz, was a doctor specializing in psychiatry. Beginning in 2002, Kranz allegedly made a claim on his private disability policy that he was unable to work, and began receiving disability payments from his insurance company. The indictment further alleges that in December 2003 Kranz submitted an application to the Social Security Administration (SSA) for disability benefits, which was approved. As part of his application, Kranz agreed to notify the SSA if he returned to work. The indictment charges that between 2006 and 2013, Kranz worked as a psychiatrist at a hospital in Pennsylvania and earned over $1.6 million in income, but did not report this fact to the SSA or the insurance company. DOJ