9/11 Health and Compensation in the News

Below are summaries with url’s to news articles that appeared recently about 9/11 Health and Compensation issues.

An archive of past articles by year, can be found on the 911 Health Watch website at http://www.911healthwatch.org/news/ :

January 16, 2014 — Wall Street Journal — Key Lawmaker Seeks Disability Fraud Review
A top lawmaker on Thursday morning is expected to demand a top-to-bottom review of the Social Security Administration’s management structure, following a series of disability scandals that have rocked the agency and led to widespread government scrutiny.

January 16, 2014 — ABC News — 9/11 Fraud Scandal ‘Probably’ More Widespread, Top Official Says
Lawmakers pressed Social Security Administration officials on Thursday over a massive fraud scandal involving New York City cops and firefighters who allegedly bilked the government out of millions by falsely claiming disability from working at Ground Zero after 9/11.

January 10, 2014 — New York Post — Jet-skiing ex-NYPD ‘pension scammer’ turns self in
The bird-flipping, jet-skiing ex-NYPD cop charged in the multi-million dollar pension fraud scam meekly surrendered Thursday morning in Manhattan Supreme Court.

January 10, 2014 — NY Daily News — Jet Ski-riding ex-NYPD cop makes $25G bail after turning self in as 9/11 disability scam round-up continues
Glenn Lieberman was released on bond following his arraignment in a Manhattan courtroom Thursday afternoon.

January 8, 2014 — Cliffview Pilot — 9/11 scammers with ‘Memorial Truck’ admit conning donors
Two convicted scammers who claimed to support families of emergency responders killed on 9/11 — and conned Gov. Christie into posing for a photo with them — today admitting stealing more than $120,000 in donations.

January 8, 2014 — Jersey Tomato Press — NY District Attorney’s office cracks $400 Million 9/11 disability fraud – 80 NYPD and FDNY busted
80 former NYPD and FDNY police and fire fighters have been busted for scamming $40 million in a mental-health disability scheme in NYC.

January 8, 2014 — NY Daily News — NYPD, FDNY members cashed in on bogus 9/11 woes as part of massive $400M Social Security fraud: prosecutor
Dozens of former cops and firefighters claiming 9/11 trauma were among the 106 indicted for gaming the Social Security disability system to take early retirement and leech off the taxpayers, authorities said.

January 8, 2014 — New York Post — FDNY, NYPD retirees who ‘faked 9/11 illnesses in scam’ not too sick to have fun
Eighty greedy NYPD and FDNY retirees, whose departments suffered devastating losses on 9/11, collected millions of dollars in disability-pension benefits by pretending they were at Ground Zero and suffered emotional trauma, authorities said Tuesday.

January 8, 2014 — Medical Daily — 9/11 Disability Fraud: NYC First Responders, Doctors Accused Of Faking Illnesses Stemming From 2001 Terrorist Attacks
Over 100 former New York City police officers, firefighters, and other first responders are accused of faking illnesses related to the terrorist attacks that killed thousands on Sept. 11, 2001.

January 8, 2014 — New York Times — Charges for 106 in Huge Fraud Over Disability
The retired New York City police officers and firefighters showed up for their psychiatric exams disheveled and disoriented, most following a nearly identical script.

December 19, 2013 — DNAInfo New York — 9/11 Hero Suffering PTSD Says NYPD Won’t Give Him Disability Pay
A decorated police officer whose heroics on 9/11 saved countless lives but left him an emotional wreck says the NYPD is stiffing him out of retirement money.