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Unlicensed Contractor Sentenced to Prison for Fraud in Massachusetts

An unlicensed home improvement contractor whose false promises left an elderly Massachusetts woman’s home in ruins and others temporarily homeless is heading to prison. The Salem News reports that 49-year-old Jaime Ford was sentenced to two years in prison Thursday …

Former California Hospital Owner Sentenced in $600M Workers’ Comp Scheme

The former owner of Pacific Hospital in Long Beach was sentenced to federal prison on Friday for running a $600 million workers compensation fraud scheme. Michael Drobot, 73, was sentenced Friday to 63 months in prison and fined $500,000. Earlier …

Insurance, Finance Fraud in UK Jumps to $2.9B, a 15-Year High

Fraud in the U.K. rose to 2.1 billion pounds ($2.9 billion), the most in 15 years, as the police commander in charge of fighting the crime said the amount of evidence was setting back investigations. The value of finance and …

Former California Agent Sentenced for Stealing $100K in Premiums and Investments

Former licensed insurance agent Frederick Donald Rollins, 42, of Moreno Valley, Calif., was sentenced today after pleading guilty to one felony count of grand theft, two counts of securities fraud and an aggravated white-collar crime enhancement for stealing more than …

California Division of Workers’ Comp Suspends 16 Medical Providers

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has suspended 16 more medical providers from participating in the state’s workers’ comp system, bringing the total number of providers suspended this year to 131. The suspensions were made possible by the passage last …

Former Washington Insurance Agent Jailed in $233K Workers’ Comp Scam

A Lake Stevens, Wash. man who ran an insurance agency while claiming he was too disabled to work must serve jail time. The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries says 53-year-old James Kooy was sentenced Monday to 60 days …

Father And Son in California Sentenced in $400K Workers’ Comp Scheme

Jaime Rosario Del Real, 61, and son Israel Del Real, 37, have both pleaded guilty to four felony counts for their role in a $400,000 insurance fraud scheme denying workers’ compensation insurance and medical care for injured workers. The father …

California Workers’ Comp Division Suspends 12 Medical Providers for Fraud

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has suspended 12 more medical providers from participating in California’s workers’ comp system, bringing the total number of providers suspended this year to 85. Nine providers were suspended for fraud or criminal actions and …

California Workers’ Comp Division Suspends 21 Medical Providers for Fraud

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has suspended 21 more medical providers from participating in California’s workers’ comp system, bringing the total number of providers suspended this year to 73. The suspensions were made possible by the passage last year …

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 …