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    Man who faked retardation gets 13 months

    TACOMA, Wash. - A Vancouver man was sentenced Friday to 13 months in prison for pretending to be mentally retarded in order to claim disability benefits.

    Pete J. Costello, 28, pleaded guilty in February to conspiracy to defraud the government and to Social Security fraud. He began receiving disability benefits when he was 8. He was ordered to repay the $59,226 he has received since turning 18.

    Costello, who cannot read or write, dictated a letter to his public defender that was submitted to the judge before sentencing and filed in court.

    “I know that it was wrong to ‘act like a child’ in the Social Security office when that is not how I really am,” the letter said. “I feel very bad about this and want to do everything I can to pay this money back.”

    Costello’s mother, Rosie Costello, 46, who also pleaded guilty, is to be sentenced Thursday for coaching her son and daughter to feign mental retardation. Authorities have not found the daughter.

    Pete Costello continued to fake retardation into his mid-20s — picking at his face, slouching and appearing uncommunicative in meetings with Social Security officials.

    The scheme came to light last year after he got a traffic ticket in Vancouver, then was videotaped acting normally when he contested the ticket in court.

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    Re: Man who faked retardation gets 13 months

    I've done that most of my adult life!!
    AND, I have Turret syndrome!!
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    Re: Man who faked retardation gets 13 months

    If they really want to punish this puke....they will throw him into the same cell as Paris Hilton!
    Lets see how many years it takes him to get rid of the cooties she gives him!
    I'd much rather see the Packers miss the playoffs because of their talent then because of their injuries.

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    Re: Man who faked retardation gets 13 months

    "Creep" wrote:
    I've done that most of my adult life!!
    AND, I have Turret syndrome!!
    You mean Tourette's Syndrome?

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    Re: Man who faked retardation gets 13 months

    This a-hole a nd Hilton have NOTHING in common...Hilton just thinks she is above everyone, Rules don't apply to her...I hope to all Hell she has a rough arse time locked up... Slapped some REALITY into that wench!!
    *FIGHTING FOR PEACE, IS LIKE FUCKING FOR CELIBACY.*

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    Re: Man who faked retardation gets 13 months

    "Mr" wrote:
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    I've done that most of my adult life!!
    AND, I have Turret syndrome!!
    You mean Tourette's Syndrome?
    Yes, Thank You...I looked up the spelling,....and STILL got it wrong......I rest my case
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    Re: Man who faked retardation gets 13 months

    That's crazy.

    How could he pull that off?

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    Re: Man who faked retardation gets 13 months

    Just have a buddy to back ya up....".Excuse my friend but,....."I t works wonders!!!
    *FIGHTING FOR PEACE, IS LIKE FUCKING FOR CELIBACY.*

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    Re: Man who faked retardation gets 13 months

    Man who faked retardation gets 13 months
    Did he post in all CAPS?

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    Re: Man who faked retardation gets 13 months

    "singersp" wrote:
    Man who faked retardation gets 13 months
    Did he post in all CAPS?
    ROTFL!!!
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