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New York Man Gets 15 Years for No-Fault Insurance, Stock Fraud Scheme

A Long Island, New York, man was sentenced to 15 years in prison for a $35 million fraud that a judge said wrecked investors’ lives. Mikhail Zemlyansky, 39, was led out of a Manhattan courtroom Thursday, Jan. 28, in shackles …

2 North Carolina Residents Accused of Accused of Insurance Fraud

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced the arrests of Dewayne Dudley of Bayboro and Elegant Adele Jackson of Havelock. They are both charged with one count each of insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense in …

Southern California Man Arrested for Fraud After Crashing BMW in Race

Andres Hernandez, 36, of Lakewood, Calif., allegedly totaled his BMW while racing and then provided false statements to his insurer about the location of the collision. He was paid $64,860 for the claim, and was subsequently arrested on two counts …

North Carolina Man Accused of Auto Insurance Fraud

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced the arrest of Peter Dane Koke of Wilmington; he is charged with one count each of insurance fraud, attempting to obtain property by false pretense and providing false information on an insurance application. …

N.J. Brothers Admit Recruiting Auto Accident Victims for Chiropractic Facilities

Two brothers in New Jersey have admitted organizing a scheme to recruit motor vehicle accident victims as patients for chiropractic facilities they controlled. State authorities say 52-year-old Anhuar Bandy and his 53-year-old brother, Karim Bandy, both of Colts Neck, New …

Penn. Superior Court Judge Disbarred for Insurance Fraud Seeks Reinstatement

A former Pennsylvania Superior Court judge who was disbarred after his federal conviction for a $440,000 auto insurance fraud wants his law license reinstated. The Erie Times-News reports 66-year-old Michael Joyce will have a hearing before the Supreme Court’s Disciplinary …

California Man Pleads Guilty to Setting Car Ablaze to Cash in on Insurance

Richard Peters, 36, of Lakeside, Calif., pleaded guilty to one felony count of insurance fraud after being arrested last week by the San Diego Urban Auto Insurance Fraud Task Force on suspicion that he set fire to his vehicle in …

34 Arrested in Louisiana Insurance Fraud Investigation

Louisiana State Police say a two month investigation into insurance fraud and auto theft has led to the arrest of 34 people across the state. Troopers say in a news release its Insurance Fraud and Auto Theft unit investigated staged …

South Carolina Men Indicted for Train Wreck Insurance Scheme

Two men face seven federal charges after authorities say they parked a car on train tracks in Allendale County, S.C., causing an Amtrak train to derail, then came back and claimed they were injured in the crash. Prosecutors said 33-year-old …

5 Members of Alleged Ohio Auto Insurance Fraud Ring Indicted

Five Cincinnati-area residents have been indicted on multiple counts of alleged insurance fraud for filing a significant number of false insurance claims in 2014 totaling approximately $85,000, the Ohio Department of Insurance announced. The department alleges that as part of …