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* Ralph King and Son Raphael King Arraigned For Alleged Fraud $30,000 In Disability Payments

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A Vacaville man was arraigned today in federal court in Oakland on counts of conspiring with his son to fraudulently obtain more than $30,000 in federal disability payments, according to U.S. Attorney Joseph Russoniello.Ralph E. King was arraigned on the 19-count indictment for allegedly making false representations to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Worker’s Compensation, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.King, who is serving a prison term in California, tried to collect the federal disability payments for which he was no longer entitled by having his son, Raphael King, fraudulently pose as him to cash the payments, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.Raphael King, an Oakland resident, was arraigned on May 5, pleaded not guilty and was released on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond Both Ralph King and Raphael King have been charged with conspiracy to steal public money,making false statements to obtain federal employees’ compensation, and theft of public money, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.The maximum penalty for each defendant is 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 plus restitution.

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