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  1. Retired NYC Police, Firefighters Charged with Massive Benefit Fraud

    Retired New York police officers and firefighters have been charged in one of the largest cases of social security disability fraud ever. The 106 involved were paid $21.4 million in benefits, but hundreds more may be linked to the scheme, which may have cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. The defendants said they were incapacitated by psychiatric disabilities, but Facebook photos showed them fishing, riding motorcycles and driving helicopters. More than half of those charged claimed that their disabilities were caused by the Sept. 11 attacks.

    Source: NYT

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