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Ringleader of Auto Insurance Fraud Scam Pleads Guilty in Massachusetts

The ringleader of an automobile insurance fraud scheme in which dozens of New York City residents claimed they lived at fictional addresses in western Massachusetts has pleaded guilty in a deal she hopes will help her avoid deportation. Lefen Chen …

Michigan Panel: Special Authority Needed to Target Car Insurance Fraud

Michigan should create a special authority devoted to targeting auto insurance fraud and require insurers to more frequently send electronic verification of drivers’ insurance to the state, a task force recommended. The panel, created a year ago by Secretary of …

Mass. Grand Juries Indict 38 in Alleged Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme

Massachusetts prosecutors say grand juries in Hampshire and Franklin counties have indicted 38 people allegedly involved in an automobile insurance fraud ring. The Northwestern District Attorney’s office said in a statement on Wednesday the scheme largely involved individuals from the …

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 …