United States District Court, S.D. New York
March 1, 2004.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, -against- DAVID FRIEDMAN, Defendant
The opinion of the court was delivered by: LEWIS KAPLAN, District Judge
At a hearing held before the Honorable Lewis A. Kaplan, on February
20, 2004 and attended by Assistant United States Attorney Elizabeth
Carpenter, United States Probation Officer Watson, and Attorney Barry A.
Meyerson the following matters were discussed and agreed to, and are
1. David Friedman has a temporary change hi his
financial situation which directly impacts his
ability to pay restitution in accordance with
the terms of his Order of Restitution.
2. In June 2003, the Social Security Administration
advised Mr. Friedman in writing that for the years
2002 and 2003 he was overpaid benefits since his
work earnings were in excess of $19,000.00.
3. As a result, approximately $3,949.00 over benefits
overpayment is owed to the Social Security
Administration for each calendar year of 2002 and
4. The Social Security Administration is withholding
$500.00 per month from Mr. Friedman's benefits to
reclaim this overpayment of benefits.
5. Mr. Friedman is currently receiving approximately
$653.00 in monthly benefits instead of the previous
$1150.00 in benefits. It is estimated that this
repayment to the Social Security Administration
will be completed in December 2004.
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