Newsday: 44 LIRR workers granted amnesty in disability scheme

Dozens of Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) retirees allegedly at the center of a disability fraud scheme are allowed to keep their pensions. Newsday reports

WOODBURY - Dozens of Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) retirees allegedly at the center of a disability fraud scheme are allowed to keep their pensions. Newsday reports that 44 retired LIRR workers were accepted into the amnesty program, which offers them immunity from prosecution if they admit wrongdoing and give up their monthly disability payments. Investigators believe about 1,500 LIRR workers submitted phony disability claims. So far, 32 retirees and doctors have been charged in the case. Four have pleaded guilty.Officials: 1,500 LIRR retirees may have falsely claimed disability

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