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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 …

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A New Jersey chiropractor whose license was revoked more than 15 years ago is now headed to prison for his role in a medical fraud ring that stole nearly $4 million from insurance companies.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