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Woman Convicted in $7M Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Scheme Charged Anew

A woman who spent more than seven years in prison for a $7 million insurance fraud and the unrelated death of a patient at her now-defunct Pennsylvania nursing home is in trouble with the law again. This time, the Allegheny …

Arkansas Insurance Agent Charged with Fraud Ordered to Repay Nearly $128K

An Arkansas insurance agent has been charged with fraud and ordered to pay $127,748.06 in restitution. The Arkansas Insurance Department revoked the resident producer’s license of Samuel Bowron Phillips of Fort Smith following a Jan. 26 hearing over an October 2015 complaint …

Accused of Defrauding State Farm, County Exec in Illinois Quits

The  in central Illinois has resigned in the wake of his indictment on federal fraud charges. Republican Matt Sorensen submitted a resignation letter to an executive committee meeting, The Pantagraph in Bloomington reported. “I refuse to allow current issues to …

Jury Convicts N.Y. Man Accused of Killing Fiancee for Life Insurance

A western New York man accused of killing his fiancee to collect on her life insurance is headed to prison on a fraud conviction. U.S. Attorney William Hochul says it’s believed to be the first time his office has used …

Former Arrow Trucking CEO Pleads Guilty in Oklahoma to Fraud Charges

The former CEO of a now-defunct trucking company that left its employees stranded all over the country when it suddenly shut down in December 2009 has pleaded guilty in federal court in Oklahoma to charges of tax evasion and fraud. …

New Charge Filed for Ex-President of Company Behind West Virginia Chemical Spill

A former Freedom Industries executive charged in a West Virginia chemical spill is facing a new federal fraud charge stemming from the company’s bankruptcy. A federal grand jury in Beckley handed up a superseding indictment on Wednesday against former Freedom …

Ex-CEO of Bankrupt Oklahoma Trucking Co. Faces Fraud Charges

Just shy of five years after Arrow Trucking Co. in Tulsa, Okla., suddenly shut its doors, the company’s former chief executive has been indicted on fraud charges related to the company’s demise. A 23-count indictment unsealed on Dec. 5 in Dallas …

Former Employee of Ohio Insurer Charged with Embezzling $2.9M

A former longtime employee of Ohio’s biggest health insurance company has been charged in federal court in Cleveland with embezzlement for diverting nearly $3 million in phony payments that he deposited into his own bank account. Joseph Satava, 69, of …

North Dakota Farmers Accused of Intentionally Spoiling Spuds Plead Not Guilty

Two brothers who operated a North Dakota potato farm pleaded not guilty to charges they intentionally spoiled their spud crop after the 2006 harvest in order to collect federal disaster payments. Aaron Johnson, 50, and Derek Johnson, 47, along with …

Oklahoma Insurance Agent Accused of Defrauding Elderly Couple

Tulsa insurance agent Presley Keith Dennis has been arrested and accused of defrauding a Muskogee couple out of nearly $300,000, the Oklahoma Insurance Department reported. The arrest follows an investigation by the department’s anti-fraud unit. The victims, an 80-year-old man …