NYC Workers to Be Charged for Alleged 9/11 Disability Fraud

Retired police and firefighters are accused of lying about disabilities stemming from 9/11.
3:00 | 01/07/14

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new york city police officers and firefighters once hailed as heroes now accused of lying about disabilities stemming from 9/11 so they could claim bigger social security checks. Abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross is here with the latest. Scores happening right now. They began in the cold predawn hours of new york. 75mer new york city police and firemen expected to be arrested this morning by their former colleagues active duty new york city police, the men are being accused of faking injuries connected to the 9/11 incidents, some of them claiming psychiatric disorders that did not exist. You get a couple of lawyers on the inside people who know the system and that leads to massive numbers that represented a lot of people. A handful of crooked lawyers and doctors who know the system have advised these police officers and former firemen how to gain the system and gain thousands of dollars a month, a total maybe of millions of dollars in benefits. They prey on the people who did suffer actual disabilities. 343 new york city firemen who died in 9/11 and they have a great deal of public good will for these forces and these men according to authorities are trying to cash in. This could get even bigger. Thanks very much.

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