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13 Indictments Handed Down in Massive Workers’ Comp Fraud Scam

An investigation into what’s being called one of the largest cases of workers’ compensation health care insurance fraud in California Department of Insurance history led to 13 indictments announced today against seven Southern California-based medical professionals. This is the second …

No Contest Plea from ‘Dancing Hamster’ in California Fraud Case

A man who played a dancing hamster in car commercials and was a backup dancer for Madonna, has pleaded no contest to single counts of insurance fraud and making a false statement. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office says …

Utah Man Nabbed after Staging 23 Auto Accidents over 5 Years

Utah-man Navid Monjazeb faces 22 counts of insurance fraud, reckless endangerment, and other crimes spanning five years and at least 23 known accidents – with the same three vehicles. Charges resulting from a months-long investigation conducted by Utah’s Insurance Fraud …

Former Southern California Insurance Broker Found Guilty of Stealing Premiums

Mia Chang, 51, former insurance broker and owner of Lotte Insurance Services in Southern California, was sentenced for felony insurance fraud and grand theft. Moments after her arrest Chang returned $19,218 in stolen premiums with interest to the owner of …

Nine Californians Nabbed in $24M Alleged Workers’ Comp Billing Scheme

Detectives with the California Department of Insurance arrested nine people involved in a complex scheme allegedly targeting more than 230 workers’ compensation insurers and self-insured employers. Siblings Francisco Javier Gomez, Jr., 32, and Angela Rehmann, 38, owners of G&G Interpreting …

Workers’ Comp Hearing Rep. in California Caught Cashing Dead Client’s Settlement

A California workers’ compensation hearing officer was arrested for allegedly trying to steal a settlement check from his client. Department of Insurance detectives arrested Ramon Humerto Otero, 37, of Adelanto, and Efrain Heredia Ojeda, 43, of Corona, on multiple felony …

California Doctor Indicted in $150M Insurance Fraud Not in Custody, D.A. Says

Los Angeles prosecutors say the doctor who orchestrated a $150 million insurance fraud scheme and allowed his assistant to perform surgeries is not in custody in Germany as they had previously reported. A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles district attorney …

Former Southern California Insurance Agent Sentenced for Felony Fraud

Hesham Saleh Ibrahim, 57, of Palmdale, Calif., pleaded no contest to felony insurance fraud and was sentenced to three years felony probation, 30 days community labor and ordered to pay nearly $1,000 in restitution and fines. Ibrahim was charged in …

Texas DA Suspends Funding Agreement With Texas Mutual

The Travis County District Attorney’s office in Texas says it is suspending an agreement with a private insurer that had allowed the company to pay prosecutors to pursue its fraud cases. District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg said in a statement this …

Former California Insurance Agent Who Scammed Church Members Sentenced

Constance Gail Fortune, 61, pleaded guilty this week to one felony count of grand theft by embezzlement and one felony count of theft from an elder or dependent adult in a case in which she was charged with scamming members …