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Missouri Pair Sentenced to Prison for Arson, Insurance Fraud

Two men have been sentenced to federal prison for arson and insurance conspiracy after authorities say they conspired to burn houses they bought and insured in Kansas City, Mo. A news release from U.S. Attorney Tammy Dickinson says 28-year-old Joshua …

N.J. Man Sentenced for Insurance Fraud Over Damage Done to Car

A Newark, New Jersey, man who committed insurance fraud is now headed to prison. New Jersey state authorities say Derrick Smith recently received a three-year sentence. Smith sought more than $15,000 from his insurer for damage done to his car …

Former Arizona Congressman Renzi Rejected by High Court on Conviction

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal from former Representative Rick Renzi of Arizona, leaving intact his conviction for public corruption, insurance fraud and racketeering. Renzi, a Republican, argued unsuccessfully that his prosecution violated the Constitution’s speech-or-debate clause, which limits …

Georgia Chiropractor Indicted On 12 Counts of Insurance Fraud

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens announced that a Bibb County Grand Jury indicted Roswell chiropractor Victor L. Dees for 12 counts of insurance fraud based off an investigation conducted by the Department of Insurance’s Fraud division. Subsequent to the indictment, …

Owner of Mass. Asbestos Abatement Firm Indicted for Work Comp Fraud

A Massachusetts man who owns an asbestos abatement company has been indicted for allegedly failing to accurately report the nature of his company’s work to avoid paying thousands of dollars in insurance premiums. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced on …

Arkansas Ex-Judge Sentenced in Insurance Fraud Case

A former Arkansas district judge convicted of drug charges has been sentenced in an unrelated mail fraud case involving American Indian artifacts. Bob Castleman, who was a judge in Pocahontas over a decade ago, has been sentenced to 21 months …

Penn. Superior Court Judge Disbarred for Insurance Fraud Seeks Reinstatement

A former Pennsylvania Superior Court judge who was disbarred after his federal conviction for a $440,000 auto insurance fraud wants his law license reinstated. The Erie Times-News reports 66-year-old Michael Joyce will have a hearing before the Supreme Court’s Disciplinary …

Former Mass. Brokerage Owner Pleads Guilty to Stealing $10M From Aetna

A former insurance brokerage owner has pleaded guilty on June 2 in federal court in Hartford, Connecticut, to wire fraud and money laundering charges stemming from her theft of more than $10 million from Hartford-based Aetna. According to the announcement …

Former Mass. Jail Officer Sentenced for Fraudulently Collecting Benefits

Massachusetts authorities announced that a former Suffolk County correctional officer has pleaded guilty and been sentenced for fraudulently collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars in workers’ compensation, disability, and retirement benefits while working. According to a May 29 announcement by …

2 California Men Nabbed for $1.4M Mobile Phone Insurance Scam

Jason Kwon, 32, of Santa Fe Springs, Calif., and David Chang, 32, of Burbank face 41 felony counts of insurance fraud, grand theft and identity theft for allegedly submitting fraudulent claims totaling $1.3 million to obtain low cost replacement mobile …