Bodybuilding Firefighter’s Fraud Trial Begins

BOSTON (CBS) — A former firefighter who claimed he was disabled, then competed in bodybuilding contests—is going on trial.

Albert Arroyo was charged with mail fraud after he was caught participating in a bodybuilding contest two months after he claimed he was permanently disabled.

Arroyo said he became disabled after injuring his back in a fall at the fire station.

Arroyo’s lawyer claimed that bodybuilding was therapy for his back injury.

Jury selection in the trial began Monday.


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