NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The retired NYPD officer who posted a photo of himself on a Jet Ski to Facebook while he was collecting disability payments turned himself into police Thursday.
As WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell reported, Glenn Lieberman claimed he suffers from a debilitating mental illness after being exposed to toxic fumes related to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. According to prosecutors, Lieberman said he couldn’t leave his house, work, travel or keeping a checking account.
But prosecutors say he actually lived a very active lifestyle. In addition to now-infamous Jet Ski photo, which shows Lieberman raising both of his middle fingers, the ex-cop traveled to Europe and Central America more than 20 times since he began receiving his Social Security disability pension, prosecutors said. He also allegedly ran three import-export businesses while enjoying life in a waterfront home in Palm Beach, Fla.