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West Virginia Attorney General Settles with Car Dealer

West Virginia’s attorney general has reached a court settlement with a Cabell County used car dealer requiring he stand behind warranties, post unaltered buyer’s guides and ensure each vehicle sold will pass state safety inspection. It requires owner Shawn Dunfee …

Massachusetts Man Sentenced for Stealing $1.5M from Employer

The former controller for a Milford, Mass.-based developer has been sentenced to up to three years in prison for stealing nearly $1.5 million from the company. Sixty-one-year-old Michael Lussier was sentenced Monday after previously pleading guilty to two counts of …

Ohio Judge: Village Must Pay Back $3M in Traffic Camera Tickets

A judge in Ohio says a village must pay back all $3 million paid by drivers for speeding citations from automated traffic cameras. The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports Butler County Judge Michael Oster issued his ruling Wednesday, saying the money was …

$122.5M Award Upheld in Imprisoned Arkansas Doctor’s Bombing Case

A former Arkansas doctor has lost his appeal to the Arkansas Supreme Court of a $122.5 million jury award stemming from cas that encompasses a suspended license to practice medicine, overprescribing of pain medications, criminal assault charges and one count of …

Former Ohio Insurance Agent Sentenced for $58K Grand Theft

A former Ohio insurance agent and agency owner has been sentenced for grand theft after pleading guilty to misappropriating more than $58,000 from two clients, the Ohio Department of Insurance announced. Charles Gabel, of Fremont, was sentenced in the Sandusky …

Missouri Insurance Agent Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Fraud

A Missouri insurance agent has been sentenced to prison for fraud following an investigation by the McDonald County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration (DIFP). Southwest Missouri insurance producer Brandon Gene Francisco was …

Arkansas Insurance Agent Charged with Fraud Ordered to Repay Nearly $128K

An Arkansas insurance agent has been charged with fraud and ordered to pay $127,748.06 in restitution. The Arkansas Insurance Department revoked the resident producer’s license of Samuel Bowron Phillips of Fort Smith following a Jan. 26 hearing over an October 2015 complaint …

3 Sentenced in Louisiana Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme

United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced three defendants in an insurance fraud scheme recently received prison sentences. Additionally, one of them was ordered to pay more than $190,000 for staging automobile accidents in order to collect insurance payments. Oliver …

Ohio Home Healthcare Firm Owner Failed to Report Employees; Owes $124K

An Ohio woman was sentenced Oct. 16 in Franklin County Court of Common Pleas to 30 days in jail and ordered to pay $124,573.07 in restitution to the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) after operating a home healthcare agency …

Copper Theft Leads to 10 Year Sentence for Texas Man

A San Antonio man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing copper in a ring that investigators say targeted Central Texas communication towers. Ricky Thatcher must also pay more than $163,000 to victims, including the Lower Colorado …