A lawyer who worked for the Social Security Administration here pleaded guilty Tuesday to two felony counts of theft of government property and admitted defrauding the agency.
Robert Brauker, 37, of St. Louis, had been receiving disability benefits since 1993 due to “significant visual impairments,” prosecutors said.
He was supposed to report any income that he earned, but failed to do so in 2003, they said. After his graduation from Michigan State University's law school in 2008, he also worked but failed to report the income. When he applied for work as a attorney-adviser with the Social Security Administration, his resume said that he worked as a sole practitioner for roughly 20 hours a week after graduation, prosecutors said.
Brauker was indicted in U.S. District Court in St. Louis May 2.