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Ex-Officer in New Jersey May be Spared Prison Terms for Insurance Fraud

A former police officer who fraudulently claimed his half-sister was his wife as part of an insurance fraud scheme to get coverage for her and her son will be allowed to a pre-trial program. The charges against Alix Antoine could …

14 Arrested in Miami Assisted Living Facility Insurance Fraud Scheme

A year-long investigation led by insurance fraud investigators with the Florida Department of Financial Services has ended with 14 arrests of assisted living facility owners in the Miami area, according to a statement by Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater. According …

Six Arrested in $900K Insurance Fraud Scheme Involving 30 Virginia Fires

Virginia prosecutors say six people have been arrested for their alleged roles in an insurance fraud scheme that involved setting 30 fires. Federal prosecutors say the defendants over the course of 16 years set fire to homes, trailers, mobile homes …

13 New York City Workers Arrested in $500K Insurance Fraud Scheme

Thirteen current and former New York City employees have been arrested in a $500,000 insurance fraud scheme. Authorities say 10 FDNY emergency medical technicians and paramedics, including EMS officers, and three NYPD traffic enforcement agents were arraigned Tuesday on charges …

Ex-Head of Pennsylvania Hospice Faces Insurance Fraud Charges

A woman who formerly headed a suburban Pittsburgh hospice faces sentencing on a health care fraud charge accusing her of using patients who weren’t terminally ill to collect millions of dollars in false Medicare and Medicaid claims. Former Horizons Hospice …

Judge: Penn. Woman Violated Order in Contacting Insurance Trial Witnesses

A local GOP fundraiser and hostess from Doylestown, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to 30 days in jail after a judge said she violated a court order against contacting witnesses in her upcoming trial in a $20 million insurance fraud case. …

North Carolina Man Jailed for Alleged Insurance Fraud Scheme

A North Carolina man has been arrested on numerous insurance fraud-related charges, according to a statement from the North Carolina Department of Insurance (NCDOI). Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced the arrest of Michael Anthony McIntyre of Currie; he is charged with …

New Jersey Diner Owner Charged With Arson, Insurance Fraud

Authorities say a New Jersey diner owner has been charged with burning down the restaurant to collect insurance money. The New Jersey Herald reports that Tina Diakos was arrested and charged on May 13 with setting the March 8 fire …

Insurance Fraudster Heads Back to Jail for Violating Release Terms in Conn.

Insurance swindler and former international fugitive Martin Frankel has been sentenced to six months in prison for violating the terms of his release. Prosecutors say a federal judge in New Haven, Connecticut, sentenced the 61-year-old convict on Dec. 3. Frankel …

Fraudster Huff with ‘Staggering’ Record and ‘Chutzpah’ Gets 12 Years in Prison

A Kentucky businessman was sentenced on Thursday to 12 years in federal prison for a series of massive frauds, including a $53 million tax scheme, the bribing of bank officials and the defrauding of bank and insurance regulators. Wilbur Huff …