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California Senator Pleads Not Guilty In Workers’ Comp Fraud Case

State Sen. Ron Calderon pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges that he accepted $100,000 in bribes in return for pushing legislation, charges that could send him to federal prison for years. Calderon, a member of a powerful Democratic political …

Penn. Man Charged With Theft of $630K in Insurance Funds

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced on Feb. 7 that criminal charges have been filed against Derl Knarr of Herndon, Penn. According to authorities, Knarr, age 55, is charged in a one-count felony. Authorities said …

Former Idaho Councilman Sentenced For Insurance Fraud

A former Nampa City Council member in Idaho has been sentenced to 90 days in jail and 12 years of supervised probation for insurance fraud. The Idaho Press-Tribune reported that terms of the sentence given to Bob Schmidt on Tuesday in …

California Psychologist Sentenced In Workers’ Comp Fraud

A psychologist apologized Tuesday in a Los Angeles court for defrauding the federal government with inflated and fraudulent workers’ compensation claims. Dr. Arnold P. Nerenberg of Whittier said Tuesday he was grateful federal agents caught him. In an emotional speech, …

Ohio Chiropractor Owes nearly $70K for Workers’ Comp Fraud

An Ohio chiropractor was sentenced to pay nearly $70,000 in restitution and investigation costs to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). Tariq Arif pleaded guilty Jan. 13 in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas to one count of …

N.J. Third-Party Insurance Administrator Sentenced for Stealing $462K

The primary owner and operator of a third-party insurance administrator in New Jersey has been sentenced to seven years in state prison after being convicted at trial of stealing approximately half a million dollars from a trust fund, according to …

NYPD, FDNY Retirees Among Dozens Charged With Disability Fraud; Scheme May Total $400M

More than 100 retirees, most of whom worked for the New York City police and fire departments, were charged with stealing benefits from a federal disability program by lying about psychiatric conditions. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said Tuesday …

Insurance Broker and Former Toms River, N.J., Mayor Get Prison Sentence

A New Jersey insurance broker and the former mayor of Toms River, N.J., were each sentenced Monday for separate schemes involving officials of Toms River and the former insurance broker for the Toms River regional school district, Francis Gartland. Frank …

Ohio Business Owner Must Pay $55K in Workers’ Comp Premiums

A Cincinnati, Ohio, business owner has been sentenced to pay nearly $55,000 in unpaid premiums owed to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). Todd Bittner, owner of Bittner Construction, pleaded guilty in October to two counts of workers’ compensation …

Idaho Insurance Department Revokes Father and Son Licenses

The Idaho Department of Insurance issued orders revoking the Idaho insurance producer licenses held by Adrian Rand Robison and his son, Adrian Russell Robison. Rand Robison was the founder and chairman of the board of The Legacy Network, an insurance …