Brighton man sentenced to 20 months in federal prison for Social Security fraud


A Brighton man has been sentenced to 20 months in federal prison for failure to file tax returns and for fraud relating to Social Security disability payments.

Robert Eugene Hybertson, 61, agreed to pay the Social Security Administration $146,484 restitution, to file accurate tax statements for all years applicable and pay all taxes owed to the Internal Revenue Service, according to news release from the U.S. attorney’s Colorado office.

Hybertson received a gross income of $887,000 in 2012 but willfully failed to file the required income tax statements for that year, according to the stipulated facts in a plea agreement. Hybertson also failed to file income tax statements for 2010, 2011 and 2013, when he had approximate gross incomes of $241,000, $566,000 and $117,000, respectively.