Brothers Matthew and Timothy Shirley face jail time for conspiracy.
Authorities say two Nebraska brothers have been convicted of conspiracy and theft in a case of Social Security fraud.
A news release from the office of U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg (gihlj) says a jury convicted 51-year-old Timothy Shirley of conspiracy, theft and Social Security fraud. Forty-eight-year-old Matthew Shirley was convicted of conspiracy and theft.
They are scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 29.
Prosecutors say that from 2004 to 2010, Matthew Shirley managed a family trucking company called Mare Inc. in Nebraska City. He employed Timothy Shirley although he knew his brother was receiving Social Security disability benefits.
Prosecutors say Timothy Shirley got about $135,000 in benefits he was not entitled to receive.