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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 …

Texas Staged Accident Scam Leads to 9 Years in Prison

A Dallas-area man has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison for running a staged traffic accident insurance scam since 2005. Leroy Nelson of DeSoto must also repay nearly $5 million as part of sentencing announced Tuesday. The 61-year-old …

North Texas Doctor Gets 12 Years for Insurance Fraud

A North Texas chiropractor has been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison for billing health care providers for services that were never rendered. Dr. Abbas Zahedi of Carrollton was sentenced in federal court and ordered to pay $2.4 …

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 …

Georgia Man Charged in Cellphone Insurance Scam

State officials in Georgia said a Covington man has been arrested in a scheme to obtain new cellphones by defrauding an insurance program. The Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s office said 35-year-old Andrew Anthony Hoilett was arrested on charges …

Former California Highway Patrolman Convicted of Worker’s Comp Fraud

A former California Highway Patrol officer has been convicted in a case involving workers’ compensation insurance fraud. A Sacramento County jury on Thursday convicted Tony Yao on felony charges of failure to disclose a prior motor vehicle accident and resulting …

Ringleader of Auto Insurance Fraud Scam Pleads Guilty in Massachusetts

The ringleader of an automobile insurance fraud scheme in which dozens of New York City residents claimed they lived at fictional addresses in western Massachusetts has pleaded guilty in a deal she hopes will help her avoid deportation. Lefen Chen …

Former Bridezilla Surrenders in California For Felony Insurance Fraud

Anita Maxwell, who was featured in season four of the television reality series “Bridezillas,” has surrendered herself to the Superior Court of California in Los Angeles County on 14 felony counts associated with insurance fraud. A California Department of Insurance …

3 Sentenced in N.J. for Running International Car Theft Scheme

Three men have been sentenced in New Jersey last Friday for running an international car theft scheme from 2007 to 2009. The scheme resulted in high-end cars being stolen in New York and then routed into New Jersey where they …

California Auto Insurance Fraud Sweep Nets Nearly 200

Detectives from the California Department of Insurance assisted by local district attorneys and local law enforcement spent the last week serving arrest warrants in 22 counties where more than 200 felony counts and multiple misdemeanor charges were filed against 195 …