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Published January 17, 2011, 07:52 AM

ND man to plead guilty to taking government funds

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A New Town man says he will plead guilty in federal court to theft of government funds.

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A New Town man says he will plead guilty in federal court to theft of government funds.

Authorities say Jerry Lucier failed to report that he was married In July 2004 when he knew that would his spouse's income would be considered when computing social security eligibility and income for his son.

Court documents show that Lucier received nearly $13,000 in benefits for which he was not entitled.

Lucier faces a maximum sentence of one year in prison. A sentencing date has not been set.

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