RD Legal Funding is being sued for allegedly scamming 9/11 heroes out of money for medical costs, lost income, and other needs, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the New York Attorney General’s Office said Tuesday. RD Legal also allegedly conned National Football League concussion victims.
The illegal scheme deceived 9/11 first responders with cancer and other illnesses and football players with brain injuries out of millions of dollars by luring them into costly advances on settlement payouts with lies about the terms of the deals, the agencies allege.
“It is unconscionable that RD Legal scammed 9/11 heroes and NFL concussion victims out of millions of dollars,” said Richard Cordray, director of the bureau. “We allege that this company and its owner lined their pockets with funds intended to cover medical care and other critical expenses for people who are sick and sidelined.”