An ex member of the New York City Fire Department recently pleaded guilty to fraudulently acquiring disability benefits, The Denver Post reported on May 12.

On May 9, retired NYC fireman John Colombi pleaded guilty on third degree grand larceny for his participation in raking in Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) funds worth $295,000. Charges against Colombi, 46, were reportedly reduced after agreeing to a plea, New York Supreme Court papers stated. Though Colombi pleaded guilty to the charge filed against him, authorities were unsure if he was among the first respondents who claimed they were traumatized from the September 2001 terrorist attacks.

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