A six-day jury trial of the owner of the Quinn Group Insurance Agency, Inc., Patrick J Quinn, 49, ended on Wednesday, April 12, 2022, with the conviction of Mr. Quinn on all counts of the indictment against him.
Judge Richard G. Stearns set the sentencing of Mr. Quinn for August 17, 2022.
The four counts of the indictment on which the jury convicted Mr. Quinn
The jury found Mr. Quinn guilty on the four counts of a December 12, 2019 indictment against him that charged:
- Theft of government money by knowingly and willfully embezzling, stealing, and converting to his own use $98,940.46 from the Department of Veterans Affairs individual unemployability benefits between January 2012 and January 2019
- Theft of government money knowingly and willfully embezzling, stealing and converting to his own use $324,735.40 of Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits and Child Insurance Benefits between January 2012 and December 2019.
- Making materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statements, knowingly and willfully, to the Department of Veterans Affairs on July 11, 2016, regarding his service-connected disability and his inability to work.
- Making materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statements, knowingly and willfully, to the Social Security Administration on May 5, 2018, concerning his not working since 2006 because of a medical disability
For more details and facts, see Agency Checklists articles of January 7, 2020, “Arlington Agency Owner Indicted For Fraudulently obtaining Veteran and Social Security Benefits” and April 5, 2022, “Quinn Group Ins. Owner’s Trial to Begin on Federal Benefit and Social Security Fraud Today.”
The maximum sentences for each conviction
The charge of theft of public funds provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss, whichever is greater. The charge of making a false statement charge provides for a sentence of up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss, whichever is greater.
However, the actual sentences imposed by federal district court judges are based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
Agency Checklists will keep its readers posted as to any future developments.