3 men receive probation, home confinement in LIRR disability fraud scheme

Newsday says retired LIRR car repairman Franklin Plaia, 57, of Hicksville, engineer Michael Dasaro, 59, of Oakdale, and electrician Michael Stavola, 56, of Massapequa Park, were given probation with brief periods of home confinement at hearings in federal court in Manhattan. (4/26/14)

WOODBURY - Three more LIRR workers will avoid prison time in a massive disability fraud scheme.

Newsday says retired LIRR car repairman Franklin Plaia, 57, of Hicksville, engineer Michael Dasaro, 59, of Oakdale, and electrician Michael Stavola, 56, of Massapequa Park, were given probation with brief periods of home confinement at hearings in federal court in Manhattan.

The three cooperated with the government in pursuing other colleagues after they were caught.

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Of the 33 people convicted, 18 have received probation while nine have been given prison terms. Six are still awaiting sentencing.

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