Justice accepts complaint against 22 accused of pension fraud

They are being prosecuted for integrating criminal organization, larceny pension, passive and active corruption, embezzlement and etc..
22/01/2018 16h08 - Updated 22/01/2018 18h57
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Vitor Abdala - Brazil Agency

The Federal Court accepted the complaint against 22 accused of defrauding Social Security in northern Rio de Janeiro. According to the Federal Public Ministry (MPF), the scheme involved irregularities in the granting of disability benefits (sickness and disability retirement), the Executive Management of the National Social Security Institute (INSS) Campos dos Goytacazes.

During the investigation, which resulted in two phases of operation Cardiac, in December last year and January this year, fraud were identified in 34 benefits, which generated losses of over R $ 11 millions. Among the accused are technical Social Security, medical experts, private doctors and benefits of bookies, among others.

They are being prosecuted for integrating criminal organization, larceny pension, passive and active corruption, peculation, inclusion of false data in INSS information system and violation of functional secrecy.

According to the MPF, the scam involved five core criminals who had specific functions: cooptadores; “cardiopatas”; private doctors; INSS servers and medical experts of the institute.

The cooptive aliciavam people who did not meet minimum requirements for obtaining the benefit but that required anyway. The “cardiopatas” were healthy people who had the expertise examinations of people who actually suffered heart.

INSS servers, including medical experts, They are participating in the coup, They approved the examinations and authorized the sickness.


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