Skip to comments.LIRR Disability Scam - A $1 Billion Tragedy
Posted on 02/21/2013 6:34:52 PM PST by UnBubba
Hundreds of LIRR employees have allegedly exploited the overlap between the LIRR pension and the RRB disability program by pre-planning the date on which they would falsely declare themselves disabled so that it would coincide with their projected retirement date.
These false statements, made under oath in disability applications, allowed LIRR employees to retire as early as age 50 with an LIRR pension, supplemented by the fraudulently obtained RRB disability annuity. From 1995 through 2011, more than 75 percent of LIRR employees stopped working and began receiving RRB disability benefits.
(Excerpt) Read more at fbi.gov ...
Dr. Peter J. Ajemian, a 63-year-old Long Island orthopedist, could be jailed for 12.5 years. He agreed to pay $116 million in restitution. He entered the plea in federal court in Manhattan.
Others have been arrested in the past two years, and 21 have pleaded guilty.
Dr. Ajemian began in 2002 to see LIRR employees who wanted to be declared occupationally disabled, and the doctor created bogus medical history for more than 700 of them. The employees received payments from the federal railroad retirement board.
Dr. Ajemian also billed private insurance companies for unnecessary tests and hospital visits.
Dr. Ajemian's sentencing is set for May 24, 2013.
Never mess with the FBI.
This same theft goes on in Govt. It’s written into their pension plans. I know of individuals (Govt. workers) who get as much overtime as they can their last few years, as their pension wage reflects the wage of their last couple of years of service. Then they get a retirement job driving a school bus for 15 bucks an hour. They laugh at us!
You can't tell me that 75% of their employees were retiring on disability and noone noticed.
You can’t tell me that 75% of their employees were retiring on disability and no-one noticed.
Police and Fire are just as bad here in Florida... where I am it doesn’t appear as if the doctors are involved other than they are being used to process paperwork , they all claim similar injuries that are undetectable and cannot be disproved...
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