Cops, firefighters among 100 former NYC workers charged in disability scam

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  1. Spazzmatazz

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    Last Updated Jan 7, 2014 4:30 PM EST

    NEW YORK - Scores of retired New York City police officers, firefighters and prison guards were charged Tuesday with faking psychiatric problems to get federal disability benefits - with some falsely claiming their conditions arose after the Sept. 11 attacks, prosecutors said.

    Four ringleaders coached the former workers on how to falsely describe symptoms of depression and other mental health problems that allowed them to get payouts high as $500,000, said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. The ringleaders made tens of thousands in dollars in secret kickbacks, Vance said.

    Among the retirees arrested were 72 city police officers, eight firefighters, five corrections officers and one Nassau County Police Department officer.

    Investigators said the scam stretched back more than two decades, with the ex-officers and other workers collecting years' worth of benefits for citing mental health problems so severe that they couldn't work at all. The workers were coached on how to portray their problems, reporting that they were so psychologically damaged that they couldn't take care of themselves, prosecutors said.

    (full story)
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/100-nyc-workers-charged-in-disability-scam/
    (In another story I read, it stated they had taken over $400 million of taxpayer money.)
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    From their Facebook pages:

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    Accused Social Security scammers Richard Cosentino and Glen Lieberman
     
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    Not surprising... .:coffee:
     
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    The only thing worse than the government is the people.
     
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    Public employees know how to game the system better than anyone, and a fucked up system it is.
     
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    I heard this morning. Disgusting.
     
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    they are also criminally stoopid.
     
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    There are two attorneys in their 80's all up in it. Secret cash drop offs in paper bags in parks? These guys deserve to pay it back with their pensions.
     
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    Hope they all get the max!
     
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    Im really not in dialysis now im at a club, bottle service of course. Dont tell the state. Know what? Ill just instagram a pic. Promise not to post it.
     
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    I heard that Lieberman guy pretending to do "news" on some former comedy show. What a scam!
     
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    Forty years since "Serpico". Nothing's changed. Still the same.
     
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    guess they.re not all heros afterall:facepalm: