Amnesty for NY rail workers who faked disabilities
Long Island Rail Road employees who faked claims in order to get more lucrative pensions can avoid prosecution if they admit wrongdoing in a deal with the government.
By Colleen Long|May 22, 2012 at 09:41 AM
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NEW YORK (AP) — Long Island Rail Road retirees who faked disability claims in order to get more lucrative pensions would avoid prosecution and be able to keep their benefits if they admit wrongdoing under a deal with the federal government, officials said Tuesday.
In announcing the arrest of an additional 10 people in the months-long probe, federal officials also said they are offering an amnesty program for others to come forward by July 6. In exchange for admitting they made false or misleading statements to get more money from disability claims, former workers would be able to keep their pension benefits and won’t be prosecuted.
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