Social Security Disability Insurance

Suspects arrested in connection with an alleged disability fraud scheme on January 7, 2014.  (credit: CBS 2)

Ex-NYPD Officers, Firefighters Part Of New Arrests In Disability Fraud Investigation

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.

02/25/2014

Alleged Social Security scammers John Minerva, Thomas Hale, Joseph Esposito, Raymond Lavallee. (credit: Jane Rosenberg)

Sources: 28 More Arrests Expected In Disability Scheme

The arrests will be Round 2 of the sweep that began last month, when more than 100 people were nabbed for allegedly filing disability claims that did not exist.

02/24/2014