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Ex-cops, firefighters accused in $400M Social Security disability fraud

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(Credit: The Manhattan DA said 106 people were indicted in the scam. (Craig Ruttle))

Four Nassau County men were the masterminds of a scheme that defrauded taxpayers of an estimated $400 million by coaching faked mental problems to get Social Security payments for as many as 1,000 ineligible people during the past quarter-century, officials said Tuesday.

The four architects of the scheme, and 102 recipients of the benefits, were indicted on grand larceny charges, Manhattan...

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