Welfare Fraud http://www.kplu.org en Wealthy Seattle couple plead guilty in welfare theft http://www.kplu.org/post/wealthy-seattle-couple-plead-guilty-welfare-theft <p>A Seattle couple who lived in a $1.2 million waterfront home while collecting tens of thousands of dollars in welfare has pleaded guilty to theft of government funds.</p><p>The U.S. Attorney General&#39;s office in Seattle says 60-year-old David Silverstein and 53-year-old Lyudmila Shimonova pleaded guilty Thursday and will pay more than $330,000 in restitution plus $216,441 in a separate civil penalty.</p> Thu, 17 May 2012 20:28:43 +0000 The Associated Press 5035 at http://www.kplu.org Wealthy Seattle couple plead guilty in welfare theft Plea deal likely for monied Seattle welfare couple http://www.kplu.org/post/plea-deal-likely-monied-seattle-welfare-couple <p>Lawyers for a Seattle couple who drew welfare benefits while living in a million-dollar waterfront home say they will plead guilty next Wednesday in federal court.</p><p> Wed, 09 May 2012 20:04:00 +0000 The Associated Press 4969 at http://www.kplu.org