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TODAY   |  January 08, 2014

Police officers, firefighters accused of 9/11 fraud

More than 100 former New York City police officers, firefighters and other city workers are charged with faking mental disabilities to get thousands of dollars in Social Security benefits. Prosecutors say the workers claimed to have been traumatized by the September 11 attacks.

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>>> there is outrage in new york city this morning where more than 100 former police officers , firefighters and other city workers are accused of faking mental disabilities in order to get tens of thousands of dollars in social security benefits. prosecutors say some former workers claimed to have been traumatized by the september 11th attacks and could barely take care of themselves. but they were participating in activities like jet skiing , fishing and in some cases working other jobs.