Daily Outrage: NYPD cops fatten pensions with bogus health claims 

WHAT: So far, 24 retired New York City police officers are under investigation for allegedly faking mental illness to add as much as $3,500 a month in Social Security benefits to their pensions.

HOW IT WORKED: The shady claims were filed by a handful of attorneys showing prescriptions from a few psychiatrists. Investigators compared the list of “mentally ill” retirees with a roster of ex-cops issued gun permits. Retired cops seeking extra money working private security cannot get permits without swearing they aren’t taking any drugs for mental problems.

WHAT’S BEING DONE: A high-level NYPD and federal joint task force is expanding its investigation. One ex-cop is already in prison and more arrests are expected soon. The implicated attorneys and psychiatrists also are being targeted. Attorneys can be charged for fee gouging and fraud because of strict limits on allowable legal fees for Social Security claims.

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