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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. …

Two More Plead Guilty in Connecticut Auto Insurance Scam

Two Connecticut men have been convicted of staging car crashes to defraud insurance companies. Federal prosecutors say 32-year-old Mackenzy Noze, and 33-year-old Jonas Joseph, both of Norwich, Conn., were convicted by a jury Thursday of multiple fraud and conspiracy offenses. …

26 People Wanted in Georgia Over $155K Auto Insurance Fraud Ring

Arrest warrants were issued this week for 26 suspects in connection with an automobile insurance fraud ring centered in the Columbus, Georgia area, according to a statement from Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens. According to the statement, the fraud ring allegedly …

Mother And Son in California Sentenced for Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme

A California mother and son were sentenced for auto insurance fraud. Henrietta Silva, 71, and her son, Peter Silva, 42, were sentenced in the San Diego Superior Court after submitting multiple fraudulent auto insurance claims. Henrietta Silva was sentenced to …

North Carolina Busts 70 Taxi, Limo Drivers in Insurance Rate Evasion Scheme

When dozens of taxi and limo drivers claimed the same home address, it led to a big insurance bust. North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey says 70 Charlotte-area taxi and limousine drivers falsely listed the same address in suburban Union …

Arkansas Man Gets 1-Year Sentence for Insurance Fraud

The Arkansas Insurance Department reported that a North Little Rock man has been sentenced to one year in prison after pleading guilty to insurance fraud. On Oct. 25, Antonio Fowler, 30, pleaded guilty to one count of insurance fraud in …

Michigan Orders Former Agent to Stop Selling Fake Auto Insurance Certificates

The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) has ordered a Farmington man to stop selling fraudulent automobile insurance certificates through his company, SBS Agency. DIFS issued cease and desist order to Terrell Lee Smith also known as “Sam.” …

3 Charged with Workers’ Comp, Insurance Fraud in Oklahoma

Three individuals in Oklahoma have been charged by the state’s attorney general with insurance fraud related to workers’ compensation, auto insurance and certificates of insurance. The office of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt reported that Robert Brandon Page, 40, of …