|TRENTON ‑ Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced that an Essex County man was sentenced today for stealing more than $139,000 in governmental benefits through a social security number scheme in which he falsely claimed to be unemployed.
Milo Carl Dorsainvil, 46, of Orange, was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Michael Petrolle in Essex County to five years of probation. Dorsainvil was also ordered to pay $139,173 in restitution. The sentence was based on Dorsainvil’s Nov. 28 guilty plea to third-degree Medicaid fraud and third-degree theft by deception. Dorsainvil was charged in a Sept. 24, 2012 state grand jury indictment.
In pleading guilty, Dorsainvil admitted that between Nov. 25, 2008 and Jan. 31, 2012, he fraudulently obtained $91,903 in Medicaid benefits by failing to notify the Social Security Administration that he was employed and by making false claims that he was entitled to Medicaid benefits. Dorsainvil further admitted that between July 1, 2005 and Dec. 1, 2011, he fraudulently obtained $47,270 in Supplemental Security Income (SSI) by giving the false impression that he was unemployed. SSI is a needs-based federal and state program that makes payments to people with “limited income” if they are disabled or over 65 years of age.
An investigation by the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor and the Social Security Administration - Office of the Inspector General determined that, between June 2005 and January 2012, Dorsainvil was actually employed as a bus driver for a New York bus company, which is located in Manhattan. The investigation determined that Dorsainvil used two Social Security numbers – one that he used for his employment and the other that he used to receive Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid benefits in order to perpetuate the fraud.
Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Ronald Chillemi noted that New Jersey law provides that there is a presumption against any sentence of incarceration for a person convicted of a third-degree crime who has not previously been convicted of an indictable offense.
Deputy Attorney General Peter Sepulveda and Detectives Matt Michalik and Laura Catizone were assigned to the case. Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Chillemi thanked the Social Security Administration - Office of the Inspector General, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Division Edward J. Ryan, for its assistance in the investigation.