The news just continues to come out in regards to the huge Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Disability Benefits Scandal. The latest comes from Alfonso A. Castillo & Robert Kessler of Newsday whose report says a source closed to the investigation revealed that 5 doctors were subpoenaed due to having examined many LIRR workers:
State investigators probing potential abuses of a federal disability pension system by Long Island Rail Road employees have issued subpoenas for five doctors on Long Island and in Queens who examined high numbers of LIRR workers, a source close to the investigation said Wednesday.
The physicians “had a significant number of patients who were receiving benefits — a significant enough number to make one want to inspect closer,” the source said.
While the subpoenas have been issued, not all had been served yesterday, the source said.
State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is “investigating the roles of doctors” as part of his office’s ongoing investigation into possible abuses of the railroad retirement system, spokesman Alex Detrick said yesterday.
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More on this as it comes in.
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