In massive NYC disability benefits scam case, a focus on advisers' role in complex system

  • by: JENNIFER PELTZ , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 9, 2014 - 5:30 AM

NEW YORK — When dozens of former police officers and firefighters sought disability benefits, advisers provided a playbook for faking mental illness — how to describe daily routines of languishing dysfunction, flunk simple concentration tests convincingly, dress down for benefits interviews, even how to link their supposed symptoms to 9/11, prosecutors say.

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