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Nightline interviews U.S. Attorney Hartunian

April 14, 2016

U.S. Attorney Richard S. Hartunian

ABC News Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis interviews U.S. Attorney Richard S. Hartunian for an upcoming Nightline story

On April 14, 2016, ABC News visited the U.S. Attorney’s Office to interview U.S. Attorney Richard S. Hartunian about his office’s prosecution of disability fraud cases. The interview was for an upcoming Nightline story.  U.S. Attorney Hartunian and ABC News Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis discussed the prosecution of John W. Caltabiano, Jr., a Catskill, New York, man who was sentenced to serve 57 months in prison after a jury found him guilty in October 2015 of fraudulently obtaining federal and state disability benefits. Caltabiano had claimed to federal and state officials that an on-the-job accident had left him almost completely blind. In fact, as demonstrated in videos taken during the investigation and presented at trial, he was able to drive, shop, go to the gym, and otherwise move about without the assistance that a blind person would need.

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud

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