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Mother And Son in California Sentenced for Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme

A California mother and son were sentenced for auto insurance fraud. Henrietta Silva, 71, and her son, Peter Silva, 42, were sentenced in the San Diego Superior Court after submitting multiple fraudulent auto insurance claims. Henrietta Silva was sentenced to …

$14M Suit Filed by Former Oregon Boy Scouts Claiming Sex Abuse

Two men have filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America and its local branch for $7 million each, claiming they were sexually abused by a former scout leader in Milwaukie in the 1970s. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported the lawsuit …

Owner of Hotel Cleaning Firm in California Pleads Guilty to Workers’ Comp Fraud

Hyok Kwon, owner of Good Neighbor Services, a janitorial company that provided services to some of San Diego’s most exclusive hotels and resorts, has pleaded yesterday to seven felonies, including premium and employment tax fraud. Kwon was convicted of creating …

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 …

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, …