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Former Georgia Agency Owner Charged With Insurance Fraud

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens announced this week that a former insurance agent from Franklin County has been arrested and charged with insurance fraud. Officials said James Travis Williams was arrested and charged with 15 counts of insurance fraud and …

Mississippi Man Jailed for Filing False Insurance Claim

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said a 28-year-old Pontotoc County man will serve at least a year in prison after filing an insurance claim for a nonexistent four-wheeler accident. He said in a news release that Eric Long of Randolph …

Florida Lawyer Sentenced to 10 Years for Insurance Fraud

A South Florida attorney has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for his involvement in an $800 million death benefits insurance fraud scheme. U.S. District Judge Robert Scola imposed the sentence Tuesday on Anthony Livoti Jr., who was …

New Jersey Man Admits to Filing Fraudulent Sandy Insurance Claim

A Monmouth County, N.J., man has pleaded guilty to filing a fraudulent insurance claim related to Superstorm Sandy. Authorities say 74-year-old Farouk Soliman admitted he attempted to recoup the cost of hiring a demolition firm to raze a barn on …

N.Y. Grand Jury Report Recommends Changes to Prevent Workers’ Comp Fraud

New York’s Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. announced Tuesday that a New York State Supreme Court grand jury has issued a report examining the vulnerability of New York’s workers’ compensation insurance system to fraud and misuse. The grand …

Mass. Biz Owner Charged in Connection With Workers’ Comp Fraud

Massachusetts Attorney General’s office announced a Lowell, Mass., businessman has been indicted on charges he failed to accurately report his total payroll and number of employees and understated the number of jobs associated with his business to avoid paying thousands …

Dallas-Area Staged Accidents Scam Leads to Guilty Plea

A Dallas-area man has pleaded guilty to fraud in staged traffic accident schemes worth $5 million that have been going on since 2005. Prosecutors in Dallas say 61-year-old Leroy Nelson of DeSoto pleaded guilty to mail fraud and to engaging …

New Orleans Man Pleads Guilty to Arson, Insurance Fraud

A resident of New Orleans, La., is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to multiple arson-for-insurance fraud schemes Anthony R. Thomas had been charged with multiple criminal counts for his involvement in a 2007 scheme to burn his rental property for …

IFPA: Insurance Fraud Reporting in Penn. Rose to All-Time High in 2013

The Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority (IFPA) announced this week that the reporting of insurance fraud in Pennsylvania increased to an all-time record-high in 2013. Reporting jumped by 9 percent to 3,582 fraud referrals in 2013 over the previous year, …

North Carolina Motorist Arrested for Alleged Auto Insurance Fraud

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced Wednesday the arrest of Tenquisha Shancaza Durham of Gastonia, N.C. She was charged with one count each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense. North Carolina’s Department of Insurance criminal investigators …