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Postby JTWood » Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:27 am

It's not funny in real life.

CNN.com wrote:TACOMA, Washington (AP) -- A woman admitted Monday that she coached her two children to fake retardation starting when they were 4 and 8 years old so she could collect Social Security benefits on their behalf.

Rosie Costello, 46, admitted in U.S. District Court that she collected more than $280,000 in benefits, beginning in the mid-1980s. Most was from Social Security, but the state social services agency paid $53,000.

Costello pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud the government and Social Security fraud. Her son, Pete, 26, pleaded guilty earlier this month. Federal prosecutors in Seattle said Monday authorities had not yet located her daughter, Marie.

According to the plea agreement, Costello began coaching her daughter at age 4, and later used the same ruse with her son. He feigned retardation into his mid-20s -- picking at his face, slouching and appearing uncommunicative in meetings with Social Security officials.

Social Security workers became suspicious and uncovered a video of Pete Costello ably contesting a traffic ticket in a Vancouver courtroom.

Pete Costello is scheduled to be sentenced May 11 and faces from six months to a year in prison, as well as $59,000 in restitution.

Rosie Costello is scheduled for sentencing May 17. Her standard sentencing range was not immediately available, but in the plea agreement she agreed to repay the government.

What do you think Madison? Fry 'em?
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:31 am

that's just sick...i say lobotomize her
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Postby StlSluggers » Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:40 am

What about the other two kids that carried on the charade into their 20s?

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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:23 am

How pathetically selfish is this? 8-o :-P
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Postby acsguitar » Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:16 pm

Wow thats pretty poor taste.

Yea i'd fry her ;-D
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Re: It's Funny When Cartman Does It

Postby Madison » Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:29 pm

JTWood wrote:What do you think Madison? Fry 'em?


Yep, line up three chairs, strap them in, and I'll flip the switch - after they have paid back all the money plus interest of course. ;-)
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:36 pm

So, acs's real name is Pete Castillo? Weird.
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Postby StlSluggers » Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:51 pm

LMAO :-b

I think it's more shocking that he's been faking it all this time. :-D
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Postby chadlincoln » Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:53 pm

8-o That's pretty low. At least they have a future in acting.
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Postby Tavish » Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:21 pm

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