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Disability Insurer Found Guilty of Social Security Fraud

A federal jury in Boston found that Unum, the nation’s largest disability insurer, had committed fraud in some cases by requiring customers to apply for Social Security benefits even though it knew they were not eligible.

But the verdict, based on a sample of six claims, contained enough ambiguity to leave both sides declaring victory in the case, filed on behalf of the Social Security Administration. In a verdict returned Wednesday, the jury found that two of the disability claims had been fraudulent and three others had showed no evidence of fraud. The jury was unable to reach a decision on the last one.
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