disability News

U.S. Railroad Workers Charged in $1 Billion Fraud

U.S. prosecutors charged 11 people Thursday in connection with an alleged $1 billion fraud involving hundreds of railroad workers filing false disability claims. In some cases, workers claimed they were unable to work even while they played golf, shoveled snow …

Jury Acquits Boston Bodybuilding Firefighter of Fraud Charges

A Boston firefighter who claimed disability benefits due to a back injury but still competed as bodybuilder has been found not guilty of fraud by a federal jury. Albert Arroyo was acquitted on two counts of mail fraud by a …

Ex-Boston, Mass. Firefighter Set for Trial in Fraud Case

A former Boston firefighter is set to go on trial on fraud charges for participating in a bodybuilding contest after claiming he was permanently disabled. Albert Arroyo has pleaded not guilty to mail fraud for what prosecutors say was an …

Disabled California Lawyer Cranks out Lawsuits

Scott Johnson calls himself a crusader for the disabled. The hundreds of small businesses he routinely sues call him a legal extortionist. Johnson has filed more than 1,000 lawsuits since 2004 alleging merchants and others are violating state and federal …