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Man pleads guilty in SRS fraud case

Aug 24, 2011 10:21:00 AM - thestate.com
An ongoing investigation into stimulus package fraud at the Savannah River Site has netted another guilty plea.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said in a statement today that a Jackson man has plead guilty Tuesday to theft of government funds related to fraudulent per diem payments.

Anthony Cunningham, 56, made the plea after evidence showed he improperly accepted payments amounting to $26,000, some through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Cunningham owns a home in Medford, Mass., and represented that he was renting in Jackson. He received payments based on his claim he was incurring duel living expenses, when in fact he was ineligible for those payments because he actually owned the Jackson home and was renting his Massachusetts home.

Cunningham has yet to be sentenced, but faces a $250,000 fine, prison time up to 10 years and a $100 special assessment.

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