Thursday, June 19, 2014

Social Security Disability Claim -- Veracity of Claimant

July 3, 2014
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Apartment 136
Washington, DC  20008
Social Security Administration
Mid-Atlantic Program Service Center
Module 7
300 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia PA  19123-2999 

RE:  Disability Claim xxx-xx-xxxx 

Dear Sir:

My claim for Social Security Disability benefits was approved by the Social Security Administration (SSA) in August 1993.   SSA determined that the date disability began was October 29, 1991 based on a sworn statement dated May 22, 1992 and filed by my former employer, the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld (Dennis M. Race, Esq.: 202 887 4028), with the D.C. Department of Human Rights (DHR) pursuant to an unlawful job termination Complaint I filed with the DHR on February 4, 1992.  I appended Akin Gump's sworn statement dated May 22, 1992 to my application for SSA disability benefits.

Akin Gump's sworn statement alleged that I had been terminated for mental health reasons only following the firm's consultation with two mental health professionals, including a psychiatrist, Gertude R. Ticho, M.D. (deceased) who opined, based on information supplied by Race and without a personal examination of me, that I appeared to have a psychiatric "disorder" and that I might become violent.   Race stated in the sworn statement that the quality of my work was not an issue in the employer's decision to terminate.  A concern about my mental health and stability was the sole reason for the termination.

Indeed, a memo dated October 25, 1991, days before the termination, written by my direct supervisor to Race states that my work "continues to be exemplary" (copy attached).

This communication will reinforce the fact that I disclosed to SSA at the time of my benefits application in 1993 that Race told me at the termination meeting that I was being terminated because my work performance was subpar.  See Letter to Paul Yessler, M.D. dated June 14, 1993 and attached document submission (pages 55-59).

An additional document I wrote in September 1992 states that Race told me at the termination on October 29, 1991 that the reason I was being terminated was that my work was subpar.  Race repeated his statement about problems in my "work performance" in a telephone conversation I had with him on the morning of October 30, 1991.  See Letter to Paul Yessler, M.D. dated June 14, 1993 and attached document submission (pages xxx-xxx).

I cannot explain discrepancies in the employer's rationale for the termination.    


Gary Freedman


1 comment:

Gary Freedman said...

email 12/4/2013

To the FBI Washington Field Office:

There is a possibility that a Pennsylvania-licensed attorney, Robert E. Dillon Esq. (One Penn Center, Suite 750, 1617 JFK Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19103 -- telephone no. 215-568-5116), has information regarding my violation of 42 USC 1011, Social Security fraud, a felony.

Robert E. Dillon, Esq. and I worked in adjacent cubicles in the terrace suite at the Washington, DC office of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld in the year 1991 in the months prior to my job termination on October 29, 1991. As of 1991 Mr. Dillon worked as a full-time paralegal at Akin Gump while he attended law school at night at Catholic University. Mr. Dillon worked closely with senior attorney David P. Callet, Esq. on toxic tort litigation document production. My behavior in the year 1991 was described by Akin Gump senior counsel Dennis M. Race, Esq. and my direct supervisor, Chris Robertson as violent, disruptive and bizarre. According to Robertson coworkers voiced concerns to her about my working adjacent to them, such were their concerns about my volatility.

Mr. Dillon may have knowledge of the occurrence of events during the period April 8, 1991 to October 29, 1991 affecting my initial right to Social Security benefits. The Social Security Administration implicitly found that my disability arose during my tenure at the law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and expressly found that I became disabled and unemployable effective October 29, 1991, adopting facts alleged in a sworn declaration made by Akin Gump management attorneys, Dennis M. Race, Esq. (202 887 4028) and Lawrence J. Hoffman, Esq. (retired).

Mr. Dillon may have information that I did not appear to suffer from a mental illness that would support my right to Social Security benefits. Mr. Dillon may have information about me tending to show that my initial claim for benefits was a criminal act in violation of 42 USC 1011.

Gary Freedman
Washington, DC

cc: Robert E. Dillon, Esq.
David P. Callet, Esq.