Dr. Peter Lesniewski

FILE -- Passengers board LIRR train in Hicksville, Long Island. (file/credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

8 Years In Prison For Doctor In LIRR Fraud Scheme

An orthopedist was sentenced to eight years in prison Friday for scheming to help Long Island Rail Road employees receive disability payments by exaggerating or making up ailments.

02/21/2014

Gavel (Credit: Clipart)

Doctor, 2 Consultants Convicted In LIRR Disability Fraud Scheme

Three defendants were convicted Tuesday in a scheme to help Long Island Rail Road employees receive disability payments by exaggerating or making up ailments.

08/06/2013

The office of Dr. Peter Lesniewski, who was charged in October 2011 in the alleged LIRR disability scheme. (credit: CBS 2 | Inset: File Photo)

FBI Could Make More Arrests In LIRR Disability Fraud Scheme

“I believe they were gaming the system and it is the responsibility of the Long Island Rail Road, and it has been my responsibility since 2008 to change the culture at this railroad,” LIRR President Helena Williams said.

10/28/2011