1st LIRR Retiree Pleads Guilty in Disability Scam

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2012  |  Updated 4:59 PM EDT
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1st LIRR Retiree Pleads Guilty in Disability Scam

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A Long Island Rail Road retiree has become the first defendant to plead guilty to his role in a massive disability scam.
 
Gary Satin pleaded guilty Tuesday in Manhattan federal court to conspiracy and perjury. He faces a maximum of five years in prison on each count. He will also have to pay back about $247,000 in restitution.

Satin retired in June 2005 from the nation's second-largest commuter railroad and was wrongly claiming disability and receiving thousands in compensation in addition to his pension.
 
The months-long probe came to a head in May when dozens of retirees and others were busted.
 
The 63-year-old Satin now lives in Mooresville, N.C.
 
LIRR serves Long Island and has 81 million riders a year, second-highest to the Metro-North system with 82 million.

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