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Resource ID: #21672
Subject: Fraud
Source: Journal (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Affiliation: 
Date: July 11-15, 2004

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This series examined the claims of a man who said he suffered a raft of illnesses resulting from his 9/11 rescue efforts at Ground Zero. He was awarded nearly $650,000 from the victims compensation fund, but the newspaper found evidence that his tales of heroism and life-threatening injuries were not true. The newspaper revealed that the man has a 20-year history of "exaggeration, self-promotion, freeloading and very little evidence of real rescue work."

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