SCANDALS: Get Mine in Ohio

At first the injury claim filed with the Ohio Bureau of Workmen's Compensation by Irving Zilbert seemed routine. Zilbert had injured his neck and back while working on a Cleveland home-remodeling job. The bureau found him 50% disabled, and awarded him the lump sum of $5,600. Next case.

Then investigators learned more about Irving Zilbert. He had died of a heart attack six months before his award check was cashed. Jerry's Home Improvement Co., Zilbert's purported employer, was nowhere to be found; its address turned out to be that of a vacant barber...

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