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Louisiana State Police Arrest 7 for Insurance Fraud, Staged Accidents

Louisiana State Police say seven people have been arrested and one is wanted in connection with an alleged insurance fraud scheme involving staged traffic crashes in Jefferson Davis Parish. A state police news release says the investigation began earlier this …

Ex-Dallas Citibank Worker Who Sabotaged Computer System Going to Prison

An employee who sabotaged Citibank’s computer system because he believed he was about to be fired has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison. Investigators say Lennon Ray Brown of Dallas transmitted a code and command in 2013 leading …

Arkansas Doctor Gets 2-Year Sentence in Insurance Fraud Case

A Little Rock, Ark., doctor whose clinic improperly billed massage therapy services as physical therapy has received two years in prison and has been ordered to pay insurers and patients more than $700,000 in restitution. Robert Barrow pleaded guilty to …

Louisiana Recovers More Than $3.7M for Insurance Consumers

Louisiana consumers have received more than $3.7 million in recovered funds from their insurance companies in the first half of the year thanks to assistance from the Louisiana Department of Insurance (LDI). “Over the last five years, we have been …

Texas Windstorm Insurer: Submit Depopulation Documentation by August 25

Texas Windstorm Insurance Association member companies that want to participate in the Assumption Reinsurance Depopulation Program may now submit required documentation to both TWIA and the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI), the organization announced. The deadline for submissions is Aug. …

SMU Study Links Oil, Gas Wastewater Disposal to Texas Quakes

Seismologists researching minor earthquakes that since 2014 shook the Dallas area say disposal of wastewater from oil and gas production and hydraulic fracturing likely caused the tremors. The Dallas Morning News reports details of the Southern Methodist University study are …

Oilfield Services Company Sued by EEOC for Disability Discrimination

Federal officials have sued an oilfield services company for withdrawing a job offer to an applicant because of his diabetes. U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charged in a lawsuit that Oilfield Instrumentation USA Inc. violated federal law by withdrawing the …

Louisiana Man Gets 10 Years for Arson Fire That Destroyed 3 Homes

A 33-year-old Raceland, La., man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to arson in a fire that destroyed three homes last summer in Gheens. The Daily Comet reports Treiston Pierron pleaded guilty to three counts …

Texas Attorney: Information-Heavy Healthcare a Huge Target for Cyber Crime

Healthcare organizations contain a wealth of personal information, making them them the number one target for cyber breaches, according to a Houston-based attorney who specializes in healthcare privacy. Lynn Sessions, a partner in BakerHostetler’s Houston office, has been working with …

CoVerica Promotes Sutter, Bracken and Sterlacci

Dallas-based independent insurance agency CoVerica announced it has promoted three executives. John Sutter has been promoted to the position of president for CoVerica Inc. Sutter will continue to report to Mike Sterlacci, chairman and CEO, and will oversee retail operations …

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