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Mass. Grand Juries Indict 38 in Alleged Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme

Massachusetts prosecutors say grand juries in Hampshire and Franklin counties have indicted 38 people allegedly involved in an automobile insurance fraud ring. The Northwestern District Attorney’s office said in a statement on Wednesday the scheme largely involved individuals from the …

Ex-Penn. Justice Melvin’s Daughter Seeks to Settle Insurance Fraud Charge

The daughter of convicted former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin is trying to enter a program designed for first-time offenders on an insurance fraud charge. Casey Melvin, 26, of Wexford, Pennsylvania, has been scheduled for a hearing Sept. …

Ohio Roofer Gets Prison Time for Insurance Fraud, Money Laundering

Columbus, Ohio, roofer Terrance J. King, owner of Home Improvement Terrance King, which also did work in the Dayton area, has been sentenced to 48 months in prison and ordered to pay $241,000 in restitution. In November 2013, King pleaded …

Conn. Chiropractor Gets 27 Months in Insurance Fraud Scheme

A Stamford, Connecticut, man has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison in an insurance fraud scheme and ordered to pay nearly $1.7 million in restitution. The U.S. attorney’s office and FBI said 49-year-old Marc Kirshner was …

Former New York Cop Sentenced for Inflating Auto Claim

A retired Buffalo, New York, police officer will avoid jail but must pay back $6,400 after inflating a car insurance claim. U.S. Attorney William Hochul says 49-year-old Johnnie Fritz was sentenced Wednesday to 10 months in home confinement for his …

Vermont Transportation Boss Faces Insurance Fraud Charge

A Vermont Transportation Agency foreman is facing charges he lied to police and his insurance company after reporting damage to his personal truck was a hit-and-run accident, when it was hit by a new employee. Roger Daigle, of North Troy, …

Prosecutors: N.J. Man Falsely Claimed He Was Carjacked

Authorities say a central New Jersey man lied when he claimed he had been carjacked by someone who then crashed his vehicle into several parked cars. Union County prosecutors announced Wednesday that 29-year-old Darwin Edward of New Brunswick, N.J., has …

Ex-CEO of Prominent NYC Charity Gets Prison for Insurance Scheme

The politically connected former CEO of a prominent New York City charity was sentenced to prison Wednesday for helping to steal more than $9 million from the anti-poverty organization. William Rapfogel, who once headed the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, …

Washington Sheriff’s Deputy Charged With Insurance Fraud

Jeremy B. Jeske, 43, a Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy, has been charged with two counts of insurance fraud in connection with a case that was investigated by Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s Special Investigations Unit. According to the investigators, Jeske …

Connecticut Attorney Sentenced to More Than 4 Years for Insurance Fraud

An attorney in Connecticut has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for his role in an insurance fraud scheme. The U.S. Attorney’s office says Joseph Haddad of Orange was sentenced last Thursday in Bridgeport to four years …