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Arkansas AG Files Suit Against Chiropractic ‘Runners’

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel filed a lawsuit against a Maumelle man he’s accusing of deceptively marketing chiropractic services to consumers involved in automobile accidents. McDaniel filed the suit in Pulaski County Circuit Court against Roger D. Pleasant, his five …

41 Charged for Multi-Million Dollar Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme in Philadelphia

The Philadelphia district attorney’s office has charged 41 people for what prosecutors described as a multi-million dollar auto insurance fraud scheme. Prosecutors allege Ronald Galati Sr. and his co-conspirators ran their fraud scheme from Galati’s auto repair shop, American Collision …

Auto Accident Insurance Scheme Busted in New Jersey; 12 Facing Charges

A doctor, a lawyer and two chiropractors are among 12 people facing charges stemming what authorities say was a scheme in New Jersey to recruit motor vehicle accident victims as patients. New Jersey Acting Attorney General John Hoffman’s office says …

6 N.J. Residents Charged in Staged Auto Accident Scheme

New Jersey authorities say six Passaic County, N.J., residents played roles in a staged-automobile accident scheme that defrauded two insurance companies out of more than $78,000. Acting state Attorney General John Hoffman announced the charges Monday. He said five of …

Former Oklahoma Police Officer Sentenced in Auto Insurance Scam

A former police officer has been sentenced to serve 10 days of weekend imprisonment and three years of supervised probation in an auto insurance fraud case, according to Sanford C. Coats, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma. Clinton …

North Carolina Motorist Arrested for Alleged Auto Insurance Fraud

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced Wednesday the arrest of Tenquisha Shancaza Durham of Gastonia, N.C. She was charged with one count each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense. North Carolina’s Department of Insurance criminal investigators …

Industry Groups Applaud N.Y. Gov.’s Initiative to Crack Down on Auto Fraud

Insurance associations are applauding New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal for a multi-pronged approach to combating auto insurance fraud. The initiative was outlined in the 2014–2015 executive budget proposal released Tuesday. The executive budget briefing book describes proposals under the …

New York to Provide $4M Grant Funding to Fight Auto Theft, Insurance Fraud

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state will provide nearly $4 million in grant funding to 29 local police departments, district attorneys’ offices and other agencies in the state to combat motor vehicle theft and insurance fraud. Gov. Cuomo …

N.Y. Doc Acquitted of Participating in $275M No-Fault Insurance Scheme

A Long Island, N.Y., doctor has been acquitted of participating in a $275 million scheme to defraud no-fault auto insurers. Joseph Vitoulis had been accused of acting as the straw owner of a medical clinic. He allegedly ordered phony treatments …

New Jersey Officer Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud

A Newark, N.J., police officer has admitted filing a false insurance claim after his vehicle was declared stolen and found torched. The Essex County prosecutor’s office says Johnathan R. Taylor pleaded guilty last Friday to insurance fraud. The 42-year-old Plainfield …