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An employee of the
The nine-count indictment that was unsealed today charged EDD employee
According to the indictment, Gregory used her position as an EDD Disability Insurance Program Representative to improperly process and manipulate the claims of Trout, Campbell, and Smalls. In return for fraudulently extending her disability claim, Trout paid Gregory up to half of her disability benefits. For Campbell and Smalls, Gregory caused EDD to issue specific payments, inactivated warning flags, and forged doctor's certificates regarding the claimed disability. As a result of this scheme, the defendants defrauded the
This case is the product of an investigation by the
If convicted, the defendants face a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in prison. The actual sentence, however, will be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations, and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
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