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Financial Fraud Law

26th Guilty Plea in Massive Long Island Railroad Disability Insurance Fraud

 Not long after a federal jury convicted three “engines of fraud” in the massive Long Island Railroad disability insurance fraud, another person has pleaded guilty.

Donald Alevas, a former director of shop equipment planning for the LIRR is the 26th person to plead guilty in the case rather than face a jury; 33 have been charged. 

Of the 26 defendants who have pleaded guilty, four have been sentenced: Dr. Peter J. Ajemian received a sentence of eight years in prison; William McAleavey, a former conductor for the LIRR, received a sentence of 30 months in prison; Gary Satin, a former electrician for the LIRR, received a sentence of 20 months in prison; and Maria Rusin, who was Dr. Ajemian’s office manager, received a sentence of probation. Charges are pending against the remaining defendants: Kevin Neville, Frederick Catalano, Jr., Thomas Coscetta, and Michael Costanza.