Items Tagged ‘defrauding government’

February 18, 2013

Alzheimer’s was Minnesota man’s path to fame, then jail

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

As it turns out, though, Smith didn’t have dementia at all. He faked it to qualify for disability insurance and will soon be sentenced by U.S. District Judge John Tunheim for defrauding the government…”It’s an amazing case,” said Dr. David S. Knopman, a Mayo Clinic neurologist who diagnosed Smith as having Alzheimer’s in 2005. “I […]

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