Fifty-four-year-old Douglas Hale entered a guilty plea of grand larceny in Manhattan Supreme Court on September 26 in relation to the wide-scale Social Security disability benefit scam pulled off by New York police officers and firefighters, the New York Daily Post reported.
As a stipulation of the plea, Hale must complete 250 hours of community service and make $100,000 in restitution.
His father, 90-year-old Thomas, was the alleged ringleader of the scheme that defrauded the government of least $20 million in bogus disability benefit claims. The case against Thomas Hale has yet to be tried. Two other ringleaders, Joseph Esposito and John Minerva, made similar guilty pleas.
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