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Massachusetts Restaurant Owner Sentenced to Four Years for Insurance Fraud

A Leominster, Mass., man who set fire to his own restaurant to collect the insurance money has been sentenced to four years in prison. Jeffrey Cordio, who owned the West End Diner, was also sentenced in federal court to three …

Pennsylvania Councilman to Resign Amid Insurance Fraud Charges Following 2014 Crash

A city councilman is resigning following charges he filed a false accident report and repeatedly changed his explanation for what happened. Lebanon, Penn., councilman Tony Matula, 59, faces charges including insurance fraud, false reports to law enforcement and hit and …

32 People, 3 Corporations Charged in Pennsylvania Auto Theft, Insurance Fraud Ring

Prosecutors in Philadelphia, Penn., say they’ve charged 32 people and three corporations for their participation in what’s being described as a theft and insurance fraud ring that stole and resold 45 vehicles. District Attorney Seth Williams announced the charges, accusing the …

Former Idaho Agent Sentenced for Insurance Fraud

The insurance license of Zane Amy was revoked following an investigation by the Idaho Department of Insurance that showed he altered documents to get his clients premium discounts. Ae was sentenced for insurance fraud, a felony in Idaho. An audit …

Questionable Ferrari Loss Leads to Claim Withdrawal

Shannon Navejas, special investigator 2 with Mercury Insurance, shares how a claim for a 2000 collector edition Ferrari valued at $188,000 went up in smoke as a result of a thorough investigation which included the use of background checks, a …

Las Vegas K-9 Officer Indicted for Insurance Fraud

A veteran Las Vegas police K-9 officer has been indicted on felony charges alleging he burned his recreational vehicle trailer in January for the insurance money. State Attorney General Adam Laxalt said last week the charges against 36-year-old Jeff Lynn Harper …

Florida Workers’ Comp Fraud Sting Ends with 8 Arrests

A multi-agency undercover workers’ compensation sting in Polk County, Fla., led by the Florida Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) Division of Insurance Fraud (DIF), led to the arrests of eight individuals, according to a statement from DFS. The eight individuals …

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. …

New York Doctor Gets 3 Years for Taking Bribes From Lab Company

A New York doctor is headed to prison for three years for his role in a long-running bribes-for-test-referrals scheme involving a New Jersey lab company. Federal prosecutors say Bret Ostrager received a 37-month sentence Wednesday. He also must forfeit $101,271. …

Former New Jersey Agent Sentenced for Bilking $1M From MassMutual

A former insurance agent in Essex County, New Jersey, is going to prison for bilking Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company of more than $1 million in commissions and bonuses. A judge sentenced 33-year-old Stanley Jerome of Orange, New Jersey, to …