Former police officers and firefighters were among the nearly 30 defendants arrested Tuesday, accused of claiming Social Security disability payments when they were still able to work.
A former Long Island Rail Road conductor was sentenced this week to eight years in prison, after being convicted of playing a role in a massive disability fraud scheme.
New charges have been issued in an alleged scam by a roofing contractor, who has been arrested along with his son.
A Monmouth County, N.J.-based public adjusting company has admitted to submitting fraudulent insurance claims, in an attempt to bilk an area insurer out of more than $15,000.
Three defendants were convicted Tuesday in a scheme to help Long Island Rail Road employees receive disability payments by exaggerating or making up ailments.
The alleged scheme involves contractors doing unsolicited work on residents’ homes, the Clarkstown Police Department said.
A Long Island doctor was sentenced to eight years in prison this week for his part in a massive scheme enabling Long Island Rail Road workers to collect disability fraudulently.
The New York State Attorney General’s office reported Wednesday that recovered more than $335 million generated by Medicaid abuse last year.
The retirees are accused of faking injuries to qualify for extra disability pension pay. Tuesday arrests came following 11 last October, including doctors who allegedly helped retirees game the system and former LIRR workers who claimed crippling injuries.
Ricky Cernera was released without bail after pleading not guilty Thursday to grand larceny, perjury and other charges.
Federal prosecutors charged 11 people on Thursday with conspiracy in a decade-long fraud that authorities say poisoned the pension system used by employees of the nation’s largest commuter railroad.
The 58-year-old Columbus resident John Filippine pleaded guilty Wednesday to participating in a scheme in which he and two others obtained toll tickets from interchanges near their toll plazas and substituted them for tickets from motorists who paid larger tolls and then pocketing the difference.
Federal prosecutors in New York City say dozens of people are charged in a $100 million international Medicare fraud scam.
The scheme relied on individuals who were known as “money mules” in the United States to actually steal money, the FBI said.
A man who federal prosecutors say operated a real estate investment scheme that defrauded investors of at least $200 million was arrested Thursday morning at his Lakewood home.