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New York Charges Mallinckrodt with Insurance Fraud Over Opioid Claims

New York state brought civil charges on Tuesday accusing Mallinckrodt Plc of insurance fraud for misrepresenting the safety and efficacy of its opioid drugs, leading to medically unnecessary prescriptions. Governor Andrew Cuomo said the charges brought by New York’s Department …

Insurance Industry Is Being Dragged Into Subsidizing Illegal Marijuana Grow Houses

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. — While California has a $1.4 billion legal marijuana market, a black market of perhaps equal size is thriving. Some enterprising growers are working on ways to get home insurers to cover their capital costs. A presentation …

Wisconsin Bar Owner Found Guilty of Arson, Insurance Fraud

A bar owner in Waukesha, Wisconsin, has been found guilty of intentionally setting fire to his business, as well as several felony offenses related to the arson. According to U.S. Attorney Matthew D. Krueger with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for …

Retrial Decision Due Next Year in Triple-Fatal 1995 Pittsburgh Arson

A federal judge is slated to decide next year on a second trial in the case of a man accused of having set a Pittsburgh fire that killed three firefighters almost a quarter of a century ago. Gregory Brown, 42, …

Southern California Bride Tied up in Insurance Fraud Scheme

Vermyttya Miller, 37, of Santa Clarita, Calif., was sentenced this week to five years in county jail and ordered to pay $22,500 in restitution after pleading no contest to one count of felony insurance fraud for a wedding fraud scheme. …

Washington Roofer Claiming He Was Too Injured to Work Faces Felony Charge

A Federal Way, Wash., man faces a felony theft charge after state investigators caught him working on a roof, despite the fact he was getting workers’ comp payments and claiming he was too injured to work. José Guadalupe Sanchez, 49, …

N.J. Man Sentenced to 150 Months in Prison for Insurance Fraud, Drug Distribution

An Atlantic City, N.J., man was sentenced to 150 months in prison for selling more than 200 grams of crystal methamphetamine and for staging a fake robbery of a Union County, N.J., pawnshop for the purpose of perpetrating an insurance …

New Jersey Man Sentenced in Slip and Fall Insurance Scam

A New Jersey man is not going to prison for orchestrating a slip and fall insurance scam. Under terms of a plea agreement, a judge on Monday instead sentenced 58-year-old Alexander Goldinsky to probation, community service and ordered him to …

New York Man Charged with Insurance Fraud After False Stolen Vehicle Claim

A 36-year-old Queens, N.Y., man has been charged with insurance fraud, attempted grand larceny and other crimes for allegedly claiming his McLaren sports car had been stolen and filing a false insurance claim in an attempt to recoup $160,000. In …

Maryland Business Owner Convicted for Defrauding Insurer of More Than $15M

A Maryland business owner has been convicted after a trial on federal charges for conspiring to burn down his business in order to obtain insurance proceeds. A federal jury convicted Demetrios ‘Jimmy’ Stavrakis, age 53, of Lutherville-Timonium, Md., for an …