Railroad Engineer Sentenced for Faudulent Disability Claims

From the U.S. Attorney:

Former Railroad Employee Sentenced to Two and a Half Years in Federal Prison for Fraudulently Obtaining Disability Benefits

CHICAGO – A former railroad engineer has been sentenced to two and a half years in federal prison for fraudulently obtaining disability benefits.

SCOTT CARLBERG operated and managed a tanning salon in Wisconsin for six years while simultaneously receiving occupational disability benefits from the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board. 

In his application for benefits, Carlberg asserted that he could no longer perform any type of work due to numerous daily limitations, including short-term-memory loss, poor concentration, irritability, frequent loss of temper, and information-processing difficulties. 

After the benefits were approved, Carlberg misrepresented the nature of his work at the salon and lied about the income he received from it.

A federal jury in Chicago earlier this year convicted Carlberg, 53, of Menomonie, Wisc., on four counts of wire fraud. 

In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Edmond E. Chang on Tuesday ordered Carlberg to immediately pay more than $279,000 in restitution to the Railroad Retirement Board.

The sentence was announced by Morris Pasqual, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, Douglas Williams, Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Investigations at the RRB, Robert W. “Wes” Wheeler, Jr., Special Agent-in-Charge of the Chicago Field Office of the FBI, and Mario Pinto, Special Agent-in-Charge of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.  The government was represented by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Richard M. Rothblatt and Michelle Parthum.

Carlberg was one of six defendants charged in Chicago as part of an investigation into fraud perpetrated against benefit programs administered by the RRB to rail workers and their families.  The five other defendants pleaded guilty and admitted fraudulently receiving benefits while simultaneously performing various types of work, including construction, landscaping, managing a donut shop, and captaining a charter fishing boat.

If you believe someone you know is fraudulently receiving disability benefits from the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board, you can contact the RRB OIG anonymously by calling 1-800-772-4528 or by sending an email to hotline@oig.rrb.gov.


Railroad Engineer Sentenced for Faudulent Disability Claims — 14 Comments

  1. Western made 155 arty shell, particularly USA, costs $5,000 to make. Russia is cranking them out for $600. We can only produce a few thousand a month unless we build more facilities and find workers to fill the orders which best estimates are 2025 to start manufacturing. Russia is churning out tens of thousands a month and has no labor issues. Artillery wins wars and Russia has proved this maxim. I’d say western MIC, IC, are deliberately genociding Ukraine population.

  2. That’s good information Gary, thank you.

    It will be of great benefit to our discussion of railroad benefits fraud and abuse.

  3. Poop. Are you a fan of Lindsey Graham and Dom Nang Blumenthal? Cocaine Mitch seems to like the little neo Nazi Zelensky as well. Good timing since it’s a jew holiday weekend.

  4. Yeah, you got the train-man for faking disability but how come Biden and Mayorkas have not been arrested for violating Article IV Section 4 of the US Constitution? These are bad hombres and they hang out with other unscrupulous characters.

    And what of that little rat Garland? That guy is lying constantly in front of congress.

    How much money has Biden and his crime family made illegally?

  5. LOFL. Ukraine lost the war already. The money launderers in DC need to keep the grift going as long as they can. The media is their enabler. What a joke just like the Menendez distraction today.

  6. JT if the crooked Menendez had only prostituted himself for the Israeli govt, instead of the Egyptian, he’d be in the catbird’s seat.

  7. Again, excellent, helpful and on-point information that is going to make a big impact. I’m going to forward all of your research to the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board so they can get to the bottom of this and I’ll spend this weekend writing up Cal’s nomination for the Pulitzer Prize.

  8. Jesse Jackson Jr, isn’t he still getting workers compensation and disablity from Congress for almost a decade for angst?

  9. If Jackson still qualifies today, then he has received approximately $1 million in payments since 2012.

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