The LIRR Fraud Chronicles Continue...
The Long Island Rail Road is notorious for several reasons: constant delays; late-night battle royales; and, apparently, a shit ton of fraudulent pension claims.
In 2008,The New York Times
wrotea scathing feature
on the LIRR's growing "disability epidemic" that brought up suspicions of a system in which 90 percent of workers who filed for disability monies were receiving payments. The federal Railroad Retirement System was alarmed by the investigation and decided to look deeper into the problem; thus leading to the initial arrests in October.
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