DENVER
11/29/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Colorado Pension System: $1 Million Fraud Reveals Lax Enforcement Of Requirements

A Lakewood man sent to prison for six years Monday for bilking the state's Old Age Pension system out of $1 million has sparked a call to strengthen regulations so the program is tougher to abuse.

Jeffrey Dan Van recruited 45 elderly Vietnamese immigrants to falsely sign up for the Old Age Pension, a 72-year-old program that provides aid to Colorado's elderly poor.

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