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Ohio Woman Convicted in Arson-for-Insurance Case

A Youngstown, Ohio, woman has been convicted of setting fire to a rental property in order to collect insurance money, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. Latasha Curtis, 33, was convicted on one …

Standridge Pleads Guilty in Arkansas to Premium Finance-Related Fraud

A Mount Ida, Ark., man has pleaded guilty to money laundering and wire fraud and prosecutors say he’ll serve five years in prison followed by supervised release and must pay back more than $7 million in restitution. But federal prosecutors …

Texas Doctor Gets 5 Years in Prison on Workers’ Comp Fraud Charges

Texas Mutual Insurance Co. reported that Howard T. Douglas III, M.D. of Frisco was sentenced to five years’ confinement. On May 16, 2014, a Travis County jury convicted Douglas on felony workers’ compensation fraud-related charges for overbilling Texas Mutual for …

Texas Doctor Convicted Again on Workers’ Comp Fraud Charges

Texas Mutual Insurance Co. reported that a Travis County jury convicted Howard T. Douglas III, M.D. of Frisco, Texas, on felony workers’ compensation fraud-related charges for overbilling Texas Mutual for functional capacity evaluations. Sentencing is set for June 19, 2014. …

Federal Jury Convicts Former Texas Insurance Agent in Fraud Case

A former Denton County, Texas, insurance agent has been convicted in an insurance fraud scheme that targeted elderly individuals, U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldana of the Northern District of Texas announced. A federal jury in Dallas convicted Vincent Bazemore, 39, formerly …

Nebraska Couple Convicted of Burning Their South Dakota Eatery

A Nebraska couple accused of burning down a restaurant they owned in South Dakota to collect insurance money has been convicted of felony arson and reckless burning after a weeklong trial. Attorney General Marty Jackley says a jury in Bon …

Former Texas Agent Convicted in Insurance Fraud Scam

A former Texas insurance agent has been convicted of a first-degree felony for diverting more than $150,000 in premium payments for personal use, the Texas Department of Insurance reported. The DOI said Leslie Ray Collins of Sugar Land was convicted …

Texas Chiropractic Clinic Owner Convicted of $3M Auto Insurance Fraud

The owner of a now defunct chiropractic clinic in Bryan has pleaded guilty to engaging in a conspiracy to defraud various automobile insurance companies of more than $3 million, U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson said. Marion Young, 42, co-owner of Private …

Tainted Illinois Well Water Case Ends in Guilty Verdict

After a former suburban Chicago water official was convicted on April 29 for lying about secretly mixing carcinogen-tainted well water into the village’s drinking supply, the sense of bitterness and betrayal among residents remained. Speaking through her tears shortly after …

Vice Mayor of California Town, an Insurance Broker, Convicted of Embezzlement

The vice mayor of a small Contra Costa County, California, city faces an uncertain future after he was found guilty of felony embezzlement of insurance premiums. Clayton Vice Mayor Joe Medrano is also an insurance broker whose former business partners …