More LIRR disability indictments coming
Manhattan federal prosecutors plan to indict 10 more Long Island Rail Road retirees for disability fraud this month and say many more are still under investigation.
"This is ongoing . . . very active," prosecutor Danya Perry said during a hearing in federal court in Manhattan on Friday. "There is a huge number of additional defendants we are investigating."
Eleven doctors, aides and retirees were charged in October with defrauding the federal Railroad Retirement Board by claiming phony disabilities.
Perry said the 10 additional defendants will be named in a new indictment the week of May 14.U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero set a tentative trial date of February 2013, but said that if some defendants don't plead guilty he may have to divide the group and hold separate trials