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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 …

Virginia Business Owner Must Pay Back $4M for Fraud Scheme

A Virginia business owner who spent business loans on personal expenses, including his rock band, will pay more than $4 million in restitution, in addition to serving a 10-year federal prison sentence. The Virginian-Pilot cites a U.S. Department of Justice …

Ex-Chiropractor in New Jersey Gets Prison Term for Medical Fraud Ring Role

A New Jersey chiropractor whose license was revoked more than 15 years ago is now headed to prison for his role in a medical fraud ring that stole nearly $4 million from insurance companies. Philip Potacco received a seven-year sentence …

New Jersey Doctor Sentenced for Cheating Medicare, Insurers Out of $3M

A New Jersey doctor who defrauded Medicare and private insurers out of $3 million has been sentenced to three years in prison. Anthony Enrico, a podiatrist with offices in Paterson, Passaic, and Elizabeth, had pleaded guilty last October to health …

Pleas Announced in Pennsylvania License Plate Ring

Authorities have announced pleas in a ring that they said made millions renting out fraudulently obtained Pennsylvania license plates. Fifty-one-year-old Rafael Levi of Brooklyn, New York, entered open guilty pleas Friday to three dozen counts in Dauphin County. Authorities said …

Virginia Woman Gets Four Years for Fraud, Fake Death Notice

A Virginia woman has been sentenced to four years in prison for an identity fraud scheme that included publishing a fake death notice. The Daily Press reports 50-year-old Alexandra Hatcher also has to pay almost $203,000 in restitution to victims …

Maryland Insurance Administration Recovers $11.7M in Claims Settlements in 2017

The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) responded to 12,188 consumer complaints and inquiries in 2017, facilitating claims settlements and refunds totaling $11,766,213 for Maryland consumers, according to a press release issued by the administration. While the Insurance Administration cannot actually settle …

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 …

Cargill Accountant in New York Sentenced to Five Years for $3.1M Theft

An accountant who admitted to stealing $3.1 million from agribusiness giant Cargill, Inc. has been sentenced to five years in prison. Diane Backis was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Albany to mail fraud and filing a false income tax …

New York Logging Company Owner Sentenced to Prison for $83K Theft

The former owner of an upstate New York logging company who stole more than $80,000 in workers’ compensation benefits has been sentenced to up to three years in prison. Fifty-six-year-old David Sigl, of Auburn, N.Y., was sentenced Tuesday in Cayuga …