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Ex-Maryland Lawyer Gets Probation for Role in Insurance Scam

Authorities say a former Maryland attorney who pleaded guilty to insurance fraud has been sentenced to two years of probation. State Attorney General Brian Frosh’s office said in a news release Tuesday that Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Melissa Phinn …

Philadelphia Bookkeeper Sentenced for Embezzling Nearly $1.6M from Employer

A Philadelphia bookkeeper who embezzled nearly $1.6 million from his New Jersey employer over a 10-year period has been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison. Peter Goodchild must also pay restitution under the sentence imposed Thursday. Prosecutors …

Penn. Insurance Department Announces Restitution for Consumers in Annuity Scam

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman said her department has gotten more than $117,000 in restitution for 25 Pennsylvania consumers victimized in a major annuity scam. “I am pleased we were able to recover this money for Pennsylvanians, many of them …

New York City Uber Driver Gets Three Years for Kidnapping Sleeping Passenger

A man who drove for Uber in New York City has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for abducting a woman who fell asleep inside his vehicle. A judge Monday also ordered Harbir Parmar to pay more than …

Massachusetts Construction Company, Owner to Pay $123K for Wage Law Violations

A Massachusetts construction company and its owner will pay $123,430 in restitution and penalties to settle allegations that it violated Massachusetts wage and hour laws, Attorney General Maura Healey announced. The AG’s Office issued two citations against WCP Construction Corp. …

The Maryland Insurance Administration Continues Efforts to Stop Insurance Fraud

In the first half of 2018, Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) investigations led to the criminal prosecution of 12 people for committing insurance fraud and the issuance of 25 civil fraud orders. These enforcement efforts resulted in a combined total of …

Insurance Salesman Sentenced for Stealing Man’s Inheritance in New Jersey

An insurance salesman convicted of stealing a client’s inheritance is now headed to prison. Federal prosecutors say Patrick McCullagh received a three-year sentence Wednesday. The 70-year-old Georgetown, Kentucky, man must also pay $98,067 in restitution. Prosecutors say McCullagh defrauded the …

Ex-CFO in New Jersey Gets Prison Term for Stealing More Than $1M

The former chief financial officer of a New Jersey orthopedic care provider is headed to prison for stealing more than $1 million from the company for his personal use. Harry Wolfmuller received a two-year sentence Wednesday and must pay $1,175,720 …

Florida Man Sentenced in N.J. for Filing More Than $1.2M in Fraudulent Insurance Claims

A Florida man was sentenced to nine years in state prison for filing more than $1.2 million in false claims for refrigerated cargo purportedly spoiled in cross-country transport by his long-haul trucking companies based out of Middlesex County, N.J. Palm …

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 …