A former U.S. Postal Service letter carrier was convicted of a total of 33 counts of various offenses in relation to workers' compensation fraud.
According to US Attorney Joyce White Vance, Sean Eric Slaton, 40, of Anniston, was convicted on eight counts of false statements in connection with the Workers' Compensation Program, 24 counts of Wire Fraud, and one count of theft of government property.
Slaton was deemed disabled from a vehicle accident that occurred back in 2001 while he was working as a city letter carrier in Birmingham. As a result, he began receiving payments from the Department of Labor Office of Workers' Compensation Programs in 2002.
He allegedly reported false information to the Postal Service and Department of Labor concealing his physical abilities beginning in July 2011. During the course of the investigation, Slaton was observed engaging in physical activities that exceeded his prescribed medical restrictions.
Ge was also charged with filing false reports regarding his income, employment and business activities in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
"Government employees who lie and cheat to receive benefit funds that have been set aside to support injured and disabled workers are stealing from U.S. taxpayers and should expect to be prosecuted," Vance said.
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