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Former Northern N.J. Mayor Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud Charge

A former northern New Jersey mayor has admitted making false statements to police and an insurance company in a bid to cover up a hit-and-run accident. Former Roselle Mayor Garrett Smith pleaded guilty Tuesday to insurance fraud, one day before …

NICB to Boston-Area Homeowners: Beware of Insurance Scammers

The National Insurance Crime Bureau advised that as the Northeast continues to get pounded by storm after storm, there’s one more threat that Bostonians need to watch out for: shady contractors or “storm chasers” looking to make a fraudulent buck …

Penn. Mansion Fires Spark $20M in Payouts, Suicide, Fraud Case

She bought draperies flecked with Swarovski crystals. The ceiling mural at her “Gone with the Wind”-inspired mansion in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, featured her family in robes, gazing down from the heavens. And Claire Risoldi’s grand Republican fundraising soirees included the time …

Maryland Man Gets 4 Years in Prison for Setting House on Fire for Insurance

A Maryland man who pleaded guilty to plotting to burn down his house to collect insurance proceeds has been sentenced to four years in prison. Forty-nine-year-old Saleh Fakhoury of Lutherville, Maryland, was also ordered to pay more than $800,000 in …

Deputy US Marshal Admits Guilt in Texas Insurance Fraud Scheme

A San Antonio-based deputy U.S. marshal has pleaded guilty to wire fraud relating to an insurance fraud scheme. According to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s office, Reynaldo Gonzalez entered his plea in San Antonio. He admitted that he filed …

Penn. Family Faces Charges in Alleged $20M Insurance Fraud Scheme

A Pennsylvania family’s luxurious suburban lifestyle has been financed by more than $20 million in fraudulent insurance claims amid a series of mansion fires and repeated reports of jewelry theft, authorities said on Jan. 22. An investigation began after a …

N.Y. Gov. Announces Nearly $4M Awarded to Combat Auto Theft, Insurance Fraud

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced more than $3.7 million in grant funding to fight against motor vehicle theft and insurance fraud. The grant awards will go to district attorneys’ offices and police departments in seven counties and New …

N.J. Insurance Adjuster Receives 32-Month Prison Term for Defrauding NJTA

The owner of a New Jersey-based insurance adjusting company was sentenced on Thursday to 32 months in prison for his role in a scheme to defraud the N.J. Turnpike Authority (NJTA) and various insurance companies of at least $900,000. Robert …

5 Arrested in N.Y. for Alleged Accident Staging, Insurance Fraud

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced the arrests of five individuals for their alleged roles staging auto accidents in New York’s Nassau and Suffolk counties to fraudulently receive insurance payouts. The defendant are charged with participating in a …

Farmers Files Suit Against Multiple N.Y. No-Fault Medical Providers

Los Angeles-based Farmers Insurance Group announced that Farmers Insurance Exchange, one of the insurers comprising Farmers Insurance Group, and affiliates have filed a lawsuit in the state Supreme Court of New York against more than six New York no-fault medical …