Some of New York’s finest are behind bars for their involvement in a criminal ring to defraud the Social Security Administration. A group of 106 people, many of them New York City firefighters and police officers, pocketed $23.2 million in fraudulent disability claims from the SSA.
Four of them created a legitimate-looking paper trail to try to dupe the agency, including two doctors, an attorney and a disability consultant. Despite their efforts, federal law enforcement rounded up the entire group.
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