Ex-Boston Firefighter Set For Trial In Fraud Case

A former Boston firefighter is set to go on trial on fraud charges for participating in a bodybuilding contest after claiming he was permanently disabled.

Albert Arroyo has pleaded not guilty to mail fraud for what prosecutors say was an attempt to collect a tax-free accidental disability he was not entitled to receive.

Arroyo claimed he was disabled when he hurt his back in a fall at a Boston fire station in March 2008. He was seen two months later participating in a bodybuilding contest.

Arroyo's trial is scheduled to begin Monday in U.S. District Court.

His lawyer has previously said that bodybuilding was good for his back injury.

Prosecutors say Arroyo didn't disclose the activity on his disability pension application.

This program aired on August 1, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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