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Texas Pilot Who Crashed Plane for Insurance Sentenced to Prison for Fraud Scheme

A 33-year-old pilot, formerly of Kemah, Texas, was sentenced in early October to more than five years in prison and ordered to repay nearly $1 million in an insurance fraud-related case. Theodore Robert Wright III previously pleaded guilty on Dec. …

St. Louis Chiropractor Sentenced for Police Bribery Scheme, Insurance Fraud

A St. Louis chiropractor has been sentenced to 30 months in prison and fined $350,000 for a scheme that involved bribing police officers to get information used to solicit clients. Mitchell Davis was sentenced in U.S. District Court. He pleaded …

Doctor’s Alleged Fraud Scheme Throws Medical Claims Review Process into Doubt

For years, Spyros Panos seemed like a successful orthopedic surgeon, seeing dozens of patients a day and bringing in millions of dollars in fees for his suburban New York medical group. In fact, he was inflating charges and billing for …

Minnesota Charges Contractor with Workers’ Comp Fraud, Labor Trafficking

A Minnesota construction contractor has been charged with labor trafficking, insurance fraud and theft by swindle for using undocumented workers on his construction crews and threatening to have them deported unless they followed his orders, including working long hours without …

Michigan Insurance Department Getting New Anti-Fraud Unit

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has formed a new division to investigate fraud within the auto insurance, health insurance and banking sectors. The anti-fraud unit will be housed within the Department of Insurance and Financial Services. The move follows discussion in …

Indictment Says Maryland Restaurateur Plotted to Burn Restaurant, Frame Wife

Federal prosecutors say a Maryland restaurant owner was under pressure, facing an impending divorce and financial ruin. His solution, they say, was to burn down his restaurant for insurance money, and implicate his soon-to-be ex-wife as a terrorist. The Capital …

Pastor Pleads Guilty to Setting Fire to His Washington D.C. Rental Apartment

The pastor of a Baltimore, Md., church has pled guilty to setting fire to an apartment he rented in Southeast Washington in a plan to collect insurance money. Jamel Carelock, the pastor of Lead Church, pled guilty in the Superior …

Sicilian Gangsters Crushed Limbs to Fake Car Accidents in Insurance Fraud: Police

Sicilian gangsters dropped 25-kilo (55-pound) cast-iron weights on the limbs of drug addicts, alcoholics and other vulnerable people to obtain insurance payments for fake car accidents worth hundreds of thousands of euros, police said Wednesday after making 11 arrests in …

Texas Woman Gets 30 Years in Prison for Arson, Insurance Fraud

A Dallas woman with a history of filing 31 insurance claims against a dozen companies got burned when one turned out to be arson, the Texas Department of Insurance announced earlier this month. Genevieve Thompson was sentenced to 30 years …

Construction Company Indicted for Wage Theft, Insurance Fraud in New York

CRV Precast Construction LLC (CRV) and six of its employees have been indicted for misclassifying workers as lesser-skilled, underpaying them and falsifying information about payroll and employees, including a worker who was killed at a company job site. The defendants …