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People Vs Joseph Amico

Covered by NYDaily News. Las Vegas man accused of threatening a prominent attorney and making vile remarks.

Faced 10+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Anna Sorokin

Covered by New York Times, and other outlets. Fake heiress accused of conning the city’s wealthy, and has an HBO special being made about her.

Faced 3+ Years in Prison

People Vs. Genevieve Sabourin

Accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case garnered nationwide attention, with USAToday, NYPost, and other media outlets following it closely.

Faced Potential Charges

Ghislaine Maxwell Juror

Juror who prompted calls for new Ghislaine Maxwell trial turns to lawyer who defended Anna Sorokin.

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WE PROVIDE WHITE GLOVE SERVICE TO CLIENTS
WHO WANT MORE FROM THEIR ATTORNEY

The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

Todd Spodek is a second generation attorney with immense experience. He has many years of experience handling 100’s of tough and hard to win trials. He’s been featured on major news outlets, such as New York Post, Newsweek, Fox 5 New York, South China Morning Post, Insider.com, and many others.

In 2022, Netflix released a series about one of Todd’s clients: Anna Delvey/Anna Sorokin.

Why Clients Choose Spodek Law Group

The reason is simple: clients want white glove service, and lawyers who can win. Every single client who works with the Spodek Law Group is aware that the attorney they hire could drastically change the outcome of their case. Hiring the Spodek Law Group means you’re taking your future seriously. Our lawyers handle cases nationwide, ranging from NYC to LA. Our philosophy is fair and simple: our nyc criminal lawyers only take on clients who we know will benefit from our services.

We’re selective about the clients we work with, and only take on cases we know align with our experience – and where we can make a difference. This is different from other law firms who are not invested in your success nor care about your outcome.

If you have a legal issue, call us for a consultation.
We are available 24/7, to help you with any – and all, challenges you face.

New York – NYC Disability Fraud Lawyers

Understanding Social Security Disability Fraud
Social security disability is a benefit given to those who need assistance owing to a serious medical status that makes them unable to work for at least one year. Sometimes people breach the law by fabricating their medical condition to receive disability benefits. The following are the requirements for SSDI benefits, some of the forms of disability fraud, penalties, and the measures you can take to report the offense.
Eligibility for SSDI Benefits
To be eligible for SSDI benefits, an applicant must have worked in jobs that offer social security cover. Applicants are also required to have a medical condition that satisfies SSA’s description of disability.
SSDI benefits normally continue until a beneficiary resumes work on a full time basis. There are special rules known as “work incentives” that give beneficiaries continued health care coverage and benefits to enable them resume their normal work schedule.

Forms of Disability Fraud

Making False Claims on a Disability Case
When people are applying for social security assistance, they are required to state that the data they provide is correct and true. If someone makes a false statement, they are guilty of fraud.
For example:

  • An applicant states they are blind and not able to drive an automobile when in fact the person has a valid driver’s license and is seen driving
  • An applicant indicates that they have no income when in fact they generate income from other sources such as an insurance policy or rental income
  • An applicant indicates that they are not married when they are

Concealing Facts That Affect Eligibility For Disability Claims
It is considered fraud when an individual conceals certain facts from the social security administration knowing well that it will affect benefits.
For example:

  • An applicant does not report that they are serving jail time
  • An applicant does not report that they returned to work
  • An applicant does not inform SSA when a beneficiary dies but continues to receive the cash of the deceased person

Misuse of Benefits by a Representative Payee
In some cases, the people who get social security benefits cannot handle their financial affairs. In such cases, after conducting investigations, SSA will appoint an organization, individual, friend, or relative to take over their social security matters. However, when a representative payee uses the beneficiary’s funds to meet their personal expenses, or puts the beneficiary’s funds in their own personal account, or charges the beneficiary for managing their funds, or misuses the beneficiary’s benefits in any other unreasonable way, they are liable for social security disability fraud.
What You Need to Confirm Before Claiming Fraud
Firstly, you should realize that an accusation of SSDI fraud is serious and may lead to criminal or civil penalties against the alleged defendant. Ensure that your facts are accurate and that you have sufficient information about the alleged defendant’s situation. It is worth noting that some physical disabilities are not obvious and some are not physical. Therefore, it may be difficult to determine whether a person is actually disabled.
Secondly, you need to bear in mind that a beneficiary of SSDI is permitted to work for a minimal amount. Therefore, if you see someone working who is receiving disability benefits, do not be quick to accuse them of fraud. Settlements awarded for SSI can be revoked, according to Steve Raiser – one of our New York personal injury lawyers.
What Information is Used to Prove Disability Fraud?
If you believe that a person is committing disability fraud, the first step to make is to contact SSA. You can report the incident through an online form available at the SSA portal, by sending a mail or fax, or by calling a fraud hotline. When making your claim, you are required to provide details such as the name of the alleged defendant, their address, their phone number, their social security number, and their date of birth. Additionally, you should state how you think the alleged defendant has committed fraud or is falsely receiving benefits, the period within which they have been committing the crime, and any witnesses to this crime.
Although this report can be anonymous, SSA will require your physical information to make further inquiries and to inform you when they complete investigations.
Penalties for Social Security Disability Fraud
There are severe penalties for SSD fraud. Criminal penalties can amount to fines of up to $250,000 or 5 years in jail. Civil penalties can amount to fines of up to $5,000 and the suspension of one’s professional license.

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I was searching for a law firm with some power to help me deal with a warrant in New York . After 6 days I decided to go with Spodek Law Group. It helped that This law firm is well respected by not only the top law firms in New York , but the DA , Judge as well. I...

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It was my good fortune to retain Spodek Law Group for representation for my legal needs. From the beginning, communication was prompt and thorough. Todd, Kenneth and Alex were the first people I worked with and they all made me feel comfortable and confident that the team was going to work hard for me. Everything was explained and any concerns...

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