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40 Suspects Are Part of Family Auto Fraud Ring in California

California Department of Insurance detectives and investigators with the Auto Insurance Fraud Task Force today arrested seven suspects, charged an additional 22 who are self-surrendering, and are still seeking 11 more suspects for allegedly running an organized automotive insurance fraud …

Auto Insurance Fraud Ring in California Busted

The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office and California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced a major auto insurance fraud ring takedown, which was operating in San Diego County. Nine defendants were charged with 34 felony crimes including filing fraudulent auto …

Former Washington Corrections Officer Jailed In $100K Workers’ Comp Scam

A former Washington state corrections officer accused of holding three jobs while claiming he was too disabled to work will serve seven days behind bars along with home detention. John J. Gruden, 44, pleaded guilty to felony, first-degree theft in …

Pennsylvania Uber Driver Refused Ride, Beat New Jersey Man Unconscious

A southern New Jersey man has filed a lawsuit against ride-sharing giant Uber that alleges he was assaulted by a driver who refused to take him home from a holiday party in Philadelphia. The federal lawsuit states that 30-year-old Joseph …

$122.5M Award Upheld in Imprisoned Arkansas Doctor’s Bombing Case

A former Arkansas doctor has lost his appeal to the Arkansas Supreme Court of a $122.5 million jury award stemming from cas that encompasses a suspended license to practice medicine, overprescribing of pain medications, criminal assault charges and one count of …

Alaska Jury Deadlocked in Family’s Lawsuit Against Tobacco Company

After more than three weeks, a Bethel Superior Court jury cannot decide whether or not a tobacco company misled an Alaska man about the harmful effects of smoking. KYUK-AM reported jury foreman Robert Sundown says jurors deadlocked over whether Philip …

Felony Charges for California Pair in $250K Classic Car Theft Claim

Two people from California were arrested on a scheme allegedly involving the reported theft of an expensive classic car. Constantine Petros, 54, of Petaluma, was arrested on Oct. 19 in Sonoma County. Also arrested was Christopher Hatton, 60, of Tahoma, …

Sober-living Home Operators in California Charged in $176M Fraud Scheme

Former operators of a Southern California sober-living operation have been charged with fraud for allegedly keeping hundreds of people in what the state insurance commissioner calls a “never-ending cycle of treatment, addiction and fraud.” The Insurance Department announced the arrests …

Feds Say Virginia Prison Guards Tried to Smuggle Drugs in for Gang

Federal authorities say they’ve arrested former prison guards connected to a gang that sells drugs inside Virginia state prisons to help finance its activities. An indictment unsealed Friday alleges a wide-ranging criminal enterprise by members and associates of the Mad …

RV Salesman in Washington Caught on Camera in Workers’ Comp Scam Fined $81K

A recreational vehicle salesman in Washington who claimed he couldn’t work because of an on-the-job injury has been ordered to pay back more than $81,000 in state disability benefits. Bobby Ray Johnson, 48, pleaded guilty to felony first-degree theft in …