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Pennsylvania Authorities Arrest Alleged Fraud Network Participants

Pennsylvania authorities filed criminal charges on July 13 in Dauphin County against Kenneth Torres, Louis Torres, Ruth Negron-Acevedo, Juan Lopez-Barco and Philadelphia-based businesses EZ Multi-Services and Saul Auto Tags. According to the criminal complaints, the arrests stemmed from a multi-year …

Court Upholds $21.7M Verdict Against Connecticut Rabbi in Sex Abuse Case

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a $21.7 million verdict against a Connecticut rabbi accused of repeatedly sexually abusing a teenage boy in the early 2000s. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New …

Charges Dismissed Again in Deadly Philadelphia Amtrak Crash

For the second time, a Philadelphia judge has dismissed all criminal charges filed against an Amtrak engineer in a deadly high-speed derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight and injured about 200 people. The decision Tuesday followed defense arguments that any …

New Jersey Court Ruling Could Erase 20K Drunken Driving Convictions

A ruling issued Tuesday by the New Jersey Supreme Court could cause more than 20,000 drunken driving convictions to be vacated. The justices unanimously found that criminal charges pending against a state police sergeant made breath-testing device test results from …

Pennsylvania Charges 60 Individuals in Statewide Insurance Fraud Sweep

Criminal charges have been announced against 60 Pennsylvanians following investigations by the Attorney General’s Insurance Fraud Section. As a result, 23 people were charged in Eastern Pennsylvania, 10 in Central Pennsylvania and 27 in Western Pennsylvania. The charges came about …

Maryland Issued $466K in Insurance Fraud Fines, Penalties in 2017

For the calendar year 2017, Maryland Insurance Commissioner Al Redmer Jr. authorized civil orders and criminal charges totaling $466,261 in fines, penalties and restitution to 77 citizens charged with committing insurance fraud. “Our Insurance Fraud Division continues to investigate all …

Wrongfully Imprisoned Man Could Get $1.55M from Virginia

A man who spent more than three decades in prison for a crime he didn’t commit could be getting $1.55 million from the state of Virginia. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that a bill to provide compensation to 60-year-old Keith Allen …

Criminal Charges Announced in Fatal Massachusetts Water Main Break

Criminal charges have been announced in connection with a Boston, Mass., water main break that killed two workers. Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley on Wednesday announced a grand jury had returned indictments charging Atlantic Drain Services of Boston and …

Penn State Abuse Scandal Costs Approach a Quarter-Billion

Penn State’s costs related to the Jerry Sandusky scandal are approaching a quarter-billion dollars and growing, five years after the former assistant football coach’s arrest on child molestation charges. The scandal’s overall cost to the school has reached at least …

Oklahoma Board Pushes for Charges Against Dentist

Citing the scope of a public health scare involving thousands of patients of an Oklahoma oral surgeon, the head of the state’s dentistry board said she wants prosecutors to consider pursuing criminal charges. Nearly 1,000 of Dr. W. Scott Harrington’s …