17th retiree admits to role in LIRR pension scam

Gregory Bianchini worked for the railroad for 29 years.

Gregory Bianchini worked for the railroad for 29 years. (1/17/13)

WOODBURY - A former Long Island Rail Road worker is admitting to his part in the massive billion-dollar disability scam.

Gergory Bianchini, a former locomotive engineer, is the 17th retiree to admit a role in the scheme.

Bianchini worked for the LIRR for 29 years before retiring in 2003.

Bianchini will now give up more than $330,000 in illegally obtained benefits.

Since last year, more than two dozen retirees have been charged in the scam.
 

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