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Officials: Ex-NYPD, FDNY workers charged in massive disability fraud scam

The suspects allegedly faked stress-related disabilities to get

The suspects allegedly faked stress-related disabilities to get tens of thousands of dollars in federal benefits. (January 7, 2014 6:55 PM)

Officials say dozens of NYPD officers and FDNY firefighters were arrested today in a massive disability fraud scam.

Prosecutors have charged 106 suspects in the alleged scam. Authorities say half of the applicants falsely claimed to have disabilities caused by Sept. 11.

Prosecutors say four key suspects, including a lawyer and two NYPD officers, helped orchestrate the scam that went...

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