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Texas Body Shop Owner Sentenced in Auto Insurance Fraud Case

A Travis County body shop owner has been sentenced to 10 years of probation after pleading guilty to reporting wrecks that never took place and damaging vehicles to increase insurance payouts, the Texas Department of Insurance reported. The fraud took …

Alleged 2018 Staged Vehicle Crash Leads to Arrest of 4 in Louisiana

Detectives with the Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud/Auto Theft Unit – Lafayette Field Office on Jan. 31 arrested four Crowley residents in relation to a vehicle crash that authorities say was staged in an insurance fraud scheme. Detectives at the …

Michigan Man Sentenced to Prison for Staged Auto Crash Fraud Scheme

A Michigan man who pled guilty to participating in a multi-state staged auto accident/insurance fraud scheme has been sentenced to prison, according to the United States Attorney’s Office. Marvin David Ramirez, 45, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, was sentenced to 37 …

New York Clinic Owner, Doctor, Attorney Arrested for Insurance Fraud Scheme

The owner, doctor and attorney involved with a medical clinic in Brooklyn, N.Y., have been charged for their alleged participation in a $1 million auto insurance fraud scheme. New York State Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced a 61-count indictment …

Michigan Insurance Department Getting New Anti-Fraud Unit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has formed a new division to investigate fraud within the auto insurance, health insurance and banking sectors. The anti-fraud unit will be housed within the Department of Insurance and Financial Services. The move follows discussion in …

Arkansas Has Lower Auto Insurance Rates than Nearby States

Arkansas has the sixteenth lowest auto insurance rates and the lower rates than any of the states it borders, the state insurance department reports. The Arkansas Insurance Department cited a study by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) that …

Minnesota Chiropractor, Patient Recruiters Found Guilty of Insurance Fraud

A federal jury has found an Edina, Minnesota, chiropractor and his recruiters guilty of insurance fraud conspiracy, the Minnesota Department of Commerce announced in late December 2017. According to Acting United States Attorney Gregory G. Brooker, licensed Doctor of Chiropractic …

Southern California Auto Shop Owner Sentenced to Prison in $180K Fraud Case

Hani Abujudeh, 55, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., the reputed leader of an auto insurance fraud scheme, was sentenced to six years in state prison. Abujudeh was sentenced for his involvement with a scheme in which he filed more than 35 …

Arkansas Woman Pleads Guilty in Staged U-Haul Crash Case

An Arkansas woman has been sentenced to three years of probation, a fine and court costs after pleading guilty to having a role in a staged automobile accident in 2016 involving a U-Haul rental. The Arkansas Insurance Department reported that …

Former Louisiana Police Officer Pleads Guilty in Insurance Fraud Scheme

A former Louisiana police officer has pleaded guilty to his role in a vehicle fraud theft and insurance scheme. Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook, in a news release, said 52-year-old Donald W. Malray entered the plea before U.S. …