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California Insurance Agent Faces 96 Felony Counts

Jacob Richard Bonzer, 27, formerly of Lake Forest, Calif. was arrested Wednesday in Chicago by a U.S. Marshals Task Force on 96 felony counts including grand theft, forgery and denial of benefits. According to a joint investigation between the California …

Farmers Looks to Add 85 Agency Owners Across Washington

Farmers Insurance is looking to grow its presence in Washington by adding 85 agency owners throughout the state. Candidates with a record of previous sales success, those with experience in the financial sector, and those who have recently entered into …

Allstate Recruiting Agency Owners in California

Allstate Insurance Co. plans to add additional agency owners in California in 2014, the company announced on Thursday. The Northbrook, Ill-based company is expanding its recruiting campaign for the sixth consecutive year.  Allstate signed 73 new agency owners in California in 2013. It added …

Southern California Agent Sentenced For Ponzi Scheme

Michael Zuno Zuniga, 43, of Fullerton, was sentenced to five years in Los Angeles County Jail and ordered to pay $1.2 million in restitution for his participation in a Ponzi scheme targeting Los Angeles area seniors. Zuniga was arrested in …

Indiana Man at 90: Insurance Agent, Crossing Guard

Norman Horrar has a full-time job, which at 90 years old is impressive in its own right. But Norm, as his friends call him, is an agent with Callaway Insurance. He also works part time as a crossing guard for …

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 …

Ohio Agent Sentenced to 2 Years’ Probation for $7,700 Theft, Insurance Fraud

Ohio Lieutenant Governor and Insurance Director Mary Taylor announced that former life insurance agent Russell Lowery, of Olmsted Falls, was sentenced in Cuyahoga County Common Plea Court to two years of probation for theft and insurance fraud and ordered to …

Two Legacy Network Executives in Idaho Sentenced

The former founder and chairman of the board of The Legacy Network, an insurance brokerage agency in Rexburg, Idaho, and his son were sentenced on Wednesday in United States District Court in Pocatello. The sentencing was announced by U.S. Attorney …

Oklahoma Investigation Leads to 12 Charges Against Former Agent

A former Tulsa, Okla., insurance agent with a prior conviction of embezzlement has now been charged with 11 counts of obtaining money by false pretense and one count of violation of the Oklahoma Producer License Act. Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) …

Houston Insurance Agent Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

An insurance agent from Houston has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for pocketing more than $250,000 in customer premiums, the Texas Department of Insurance reported. TDI said McKinley Shumate, 59, of Houston was sentenced to 10-years in prison …