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California Launches Remote Insurance Licensing Exams

The California Department of Insurance has launched remote testing for license examinations, designed to provide more flexibility and opportunities to thousands of insurance license candidates in light of existing COVID-19 social distancing requirements and local public health orders. The CDI …

Employee Charged with Stealing $900K from New Jersey Insurance Broker

A former accounting specialist in the Ridgefield Park, N.J., office of an insurance broker was arrested and charged with allegedly defrauding her employer of approximately $900,000, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced. Violeta McGough, 55, of Bergenfield, N.J., has …

Embracing Change Key to 100 Years for California-based Woodruff Sawyer

When encountering a centenarian one often asks their secret to longevity. Embrace change. That’s was the secret Andy Barrengos, CEO of Woodruff Sawyer, shot back to the question without hesitation. Barrengos, 54, is himself barely halfway to the 100-year-mark. However, …

Judge Rules Convicted Swindler in Connecticut Won’t Have to Pay Restitution

A judge has ruled that a former Connecticut insurance broker convicted of swindling millions of dollars from several elderly clients won’t have to repay the money, as originally ordered. Galan Newton was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2001 …

Former New York Insurance Broker Sentenced to Prison for $1.8M Scheme

A former insurance broker in Long Island, N.Y., who pleaded guilty to grand larceny and fraud has been sentenced to serve three to nine years in prison. Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said Tuesday that 44-year-old Kimberly Graziano, of …

New York Insurance Broker Sentenced in $1M Fraud Scheme

An Albany insurance broker has been sentenced to nine years in prison for a $1 million securities fraud scheme. Lawrence D. Rosenbaum previously pleaded guilty to charges including grand larceny and securities fraud. He also admitted failing to file state …

Wood Gutmann & Bogart in California Gets New Brand Identity

Wood Gutmann & Bogart Insurance Brokers in Tustin, Calif. adopted a new logo and created an insignia as part of new look for the firm. The firm said it worked with employees and partners to develop a brand identity that …

Former California Agent Ordered to Pay Restitution for Premium Theft

Christopher Emery, 33, of Downey, Calif. formerly a licensed insurance broker doing business as CPE Insurance Services, has plead guilty to seven felony counts of grand theft for stealing insurance premiums. Emery collected premium payments from customers and failed to …

Court Upholds California Broker’s License Revocation for Sexual Misconduct

The Court of Appeal upheld a decision by California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones to revoke the broker-agent license of Wellman Dale Shew, 55, of Fresno. When the California Department of Insurance learned that Shew had two misdemeanor convictions in California …

California Insurance Broker Sentenced For Scamming Tom Hanks

A Southern California insurance broker who overcharged Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, hundreds of thousands of dollars has been sentenced to more than two years in federal prison. City News Service says Jerry Goldman received a 27-month sentence …