Georgia Resident Pleads Guilty to Two Counts of Making False Statements to Obtain Unemployment Benefits

Oct 7 2014
Georgia Resident Pleads Guilty to Two Counts of Making False Statements to Obtain Unemployment Benefits
 

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that on October 3, 2014, at a plea hearing in front of Judge Janet Protasiewicz, Georgia resident Terrance D. Davis pleaded guilty to two counts of making a false statement to obtain unemployment benefits, which is an unclassified misdemeanor, punishable by a fine not less than $100 nor more than $500, or imprisonment not more than 90 days or both.  Three additional counts were dismissed as part of the plea agreement but read-in for purposes of sentencing and restitution.  A sentencing hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on January 16, 2015.

 

According to the criminal complaint, Davis filed at the office of the Unemployment Insurance Division located in Madison, Wisconsin, several claims in 2010, wherein he falsely stated that he had performed no work and earned no wages during the calendar weeks indicated in his claims, when in fact he had been employed and earning wages during the periods he claimed to be unemployed. 

 

This matter was investigated by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.  This case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Eric D. Défort of the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

 

A copy of the criminal complaint is available here.