ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) - A former attorney for the Social Security Administration is now in deep trouble for defrauding the agency out of benefits.
37-year-old Robert Brauker’s punishment was handed down on Tuesday. Brauker was sentenced five years probation, lost his law license in Missouri, and he must pay back the government $9,244.
Brauker worked for Social Security at the North St Louis office on Goodfellow for about a year until March 2011. During that time, he was collecting disability benefits from Social Security.
“He’s a lawyer and he should know better ,” Callahan said. “Obviously taking money from the federal government in these times is something we have to look at even more closely because the government needs its money.”
Brauker pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts of theft of government property in October.