Minnesota Attorney Pleads Guilty in Insurance Fraud Scheme

February 5, 2020

A personal injury attorney in Minnesota’s Twin Cities has pleaded guilty to defrauding auto insurance companies by making false health care claims.

On Feb. 3, William Sutor III entered the plea to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud as part of an agreement with federal prosecutors. Sutor was accused of working with chiropractors to bill insurance companies for treatments that he knew the patient never received.

In June 2015, a so-called runner brought Sutor a prospective client. The following April, Sutor submitted a letter to the insurance company falsely stating the client, who was actually an undercover agent, had received chiropractic treatment totaling $24,000 to settle a bodily injury claim, the Star Tribune reported.

The plea deal has prosecutors asking for 10 to 16 months, plus up to $55,000 in fines and $14,600 in restitution.

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