Dr. Peter Lesniewski, 2 consultants found guilty of fraud, conspiracy in LIRR disability scheme

The doctor accused in the LIRR disability fraud scheme, and two consultants, have been found guilty of fraud and conspiracy by a jury in Manhattan Federal Court today. According to a statement by

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Aug 6, 2013, 11:12 PM

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Dr. Peter Lesniewski, 2 consultants found guilty of fraud, conspiracy in LIRR disability scheme

The doctor accused in the LIRR disability fraud scheme, and two consultants, have been found guilty of fraud and conspiracy by a jury in Manhattan Federal Court today.

According to a statement by Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, Dr. Peter Lesniewski enabled hundreds of LIRR employees to dupe the government through medical paper trails filled with bogus diagnoses, while Marie Baran and Joseph Rutigliano, in exchange for payments of thousands of dollars, helped lard the employees' disability benefit applications with lies.

A total of 25 employees have already pleaded guilty in the scheme.


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