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Cops, Firemen Busted in $400M Scam

In a scheme stretching back to the 1980s, 80 retired police officers and firefighters have been charged for a disability scam that cost taxpayers as much as $400 million. Suspects claimed psychiatric ailments such as PTSD, anxiety, and depression prevented them from working. The suspects collected Social Security disability insurance of $30,000 to $50,000 a year. Some of them even lied about 9/11 to collect checks.