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LIRR to retirees: Take immunity, or else

LIRR President Helena Williams speaks during a press

LIRR President Helena Williams speaks during a press conference to announce LIRR infrastructure upgrades. (May 24, 2012) Photo Credit: Photo by Ed Betz

The Long Island Rail Road says it will go after the pensions of ex-employees who turn down an immunity deal offered by federal prosecutors, and are later caught fraudulently collecting federal disability benefits.

In a letter to employees sent Friday, LIRR president Helena Williams said she "will enforce provisions" in employees' pension plans that allow the LIRR to cancel benefits "when...

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