Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Ex-NYC Police Officers, Firefighters Charged in Social Security Disability Fraud

Newsmax reports:
The Manhattan District Attorney's office charged more than 100 people, including 80 retired New York City police and firemen, with Social Security disability fraud Tuesday.

The scheme, which allegedly goes back to 1988, involved the filing of false mental disability claims by as many as 1,000 people, The New York Times reports. The scofflaws made out with hundreds of millions of dollars of ill-gotten gains, according to court papers.

The perpetrators claimed they were disabled by psychiatric disorders, leaving them unable to work. Some said the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks caused their plights. But the Internet contains damning evidence against them, according to court papers.

Photos on the web show one supposedly disabled person riding a jet ski, another piloting helicopters and still another teaching martial arts.

Here's the press release on the massive plot against taxpayers.