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Fitzgerald residents convicted in dead benefits case

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Some Fitzgerald residents face prison time for embezzling money in social security benefits.

According to The US Department of Justice, Larry T. Hyman was convicted of conspiracy to embezzle government money

Gussie Scott also pleaded guilty to the same charge in June 2014, and is still awaiting sentencing.

Prosecutors said they lied to Social Security Administrators until 2014, collecting nearly $80,000 in benefits from a man who died in January 2005, identified only as "William B."

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