Feds Say Ex-Railroad Worker Faked Disability In FCA Suit

Law360 (August 15, 2019, 8:22 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government accused a former railroad worker of lying about the extent of his injuries to obtain disability benefits in a False Claims Act suit filed in Texas federal court.

The government on Wednesday  accused Anthony Herrera, a former Union Pacific Railroad employee who allegedly suffered a herniated disc and a pinched nerve, of improperly receiving more than $450,000 in disability benefits from the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board, while failing to disclose he was earning money from a Mexican restaurant and metal roofing business he owned.

"[Herrera] was informed and aware of his duty to promptly notify any social security...

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