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Case Number: 4:19-cr-00447-LPR
Judge: Lee P. Rudofsky
Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas (Pulaski County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Little Rock, Arkansas criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with Social Security Fraud and making False statements.
Ryan Kinsey, 35, of Beebe, who was charged with one count of Social Security fraud and one count of making materially false statements to the Social Security Administration (SSA). Kinsey was initially approved for Social Security Disability benefits in 2013 and had those benefits continued in June 2018. Part of the paperwork that Kinsey filled out in May 2018 to extend his benefits included sections where he affirmed that he was not working and was physically incapable of working based on his disability. But also in June 2018, a SSA employee with the Searcy field office noticed that, based on the physical appearance of Kinsey and the fact that he arrived at the office driving a truck with a large horse trailer attached, Kinsey appeared as if he had been working. A subsequent SSA-OIG investigation revealed that Kinsey had been working as a horse rancher on his family farm in Beebe. At trial, the United States called numerous witnesses who all testified that during the time periods alleged they had either bought horses or hay from Kinsey or had Kinsey transport livestock. In the 15 months prior to indictment, Kinsey received more than $100,000 in payments for his ranching activities. During that same time period, he fraudulently received more than $20,000 from SSA. The case was investigated by SSA-OIG, prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Bart Dickinson and Chris Givens, and tried before United States District Judge Lee P. Rudofsky.
18:641 Theft of Government Funds
18:1001(a)(2) False Statement to a Federal Agency
Outcome: 07/30/2021 37 (This is a TEXT ENTRY ONLY. There is no pdf document associated with this entry.) CLERK'S MINUTES for proceedings held before Judge Lee P. Rudofsky: JURY TRIAL (DAY 3) as to Ryan Kinsey held on Friday, July 30, 2021. Government's proof concludes, Government rests. Defendant's proof begins. Defendant rests. Closing arguments by counsel. Jurors retire for deliberations at 4:14 p.m. Verdict of guilty on Count 1 and Count 2 of the Indictment published at 4:50 p.m. and jury polled. Jurors excused. Defendant to remain on current conditions of bond pending sentencing. Court orders preparation of presentence report. Court adjourned. (AUSAs: Bart Dickinson and Chris Givens; Defense: John Wesley Hall, Jr. and Samantha Carpenter; Court Reporters: Suzanne McKennon and Karen Dellinger.) (hml) (Entered: 07/30/2021)
07/30/2021 38 WITNESS LIST and EXHIBIT LIST by USA as to Ryan Kinsey. (hml) (Entered: 08/02/2021)
07/30/2021 39 WITNESS LIST and EXHIBIT LIST by Ryan Kinsey. (hml) (Entered: 08/02/2021)
07/30/2021 40 Jury Instructions as to Ryan Kinsey. (hml) (Entered: 08/02/2021)
07/30/2021 41 JURY VERDICTS as to Ryan Kinsey Guilty on Counts 1 and 2 of the Indictment. (hml) (Entered: 08/02/2021)