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Former New Jersey Mayor Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud Charge

A former northern New Jersey mayor has admitted making false statements to police and an insurance company in a bid to cover up a hit-and-run accident. Former Roselle Mayor Garrett Smith pleaded guilty Tuesday to insurance fraud, one day before …

Iowa Man Pleads Guilty in Home Insurance Fraud Case

An Eastern Iowa man has pleaded guilty in federal court to mail fraud and using fire to commit a felony. Federal prosecutors say James Marvin Plower of Olin faces at least 10 years in prison and up to 30 years. …

Former Texas Claims Manager Guilty in $2M Insurance Fraud Scam

An ex-worker at a Houston home decor store has pleaded guilty in a $2 million insurance scam in which customers intentionally fell and then filed claims. Sandra Johnson of Katy faces up to 20 years in prison. Prosecutors on Tuesday …

Suspicious Mansion Fires Spark $20M in Payouts, Suicide, Fraud Case

She bought draperies flecked with Swarovski crystals. The ceiling mural at her “Gone with the Wind”- inspired mansion featured her family in robes, gazing down from the heavens. And Claire Risoldi’s grand Republican fundraising soirees included the time she surprised …

Ohio Insurance Department Reveals Top Fraud, Enforcement Cases

Lieutenant Governor and Insurance Director Mary Taylor announced Ohio’s top fraud and enforcement cases for 2014 investigated by the Ohio Department of Insurance. During the calendar year, the department processed 7,173 allegations of agent misconduct and insurance fraud, initiated 1,709 …

Man Involved in Million Dollar Insurance Fraud Scam Committed Suicide

The Bucks County coroner says the death of a , Pa.,man charged with his wife in an alleged multimillion-dollar insurance scam was a suicide. Dr. Joseph Campbell said an autopsy Friday showed Tom French died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound …

Nebraska Man Convicted of Paying to Have Plant Burned Down

A Nebraska man has been convicted of hiring someone to set his struggling manufacturing business on fire in an effort to obtain $4 million in insurance money. A federal jury on Tuesday found 52-year-old Thomas Schropp guilty of arson, mail …

Maryland Man Gets 4 Years for Arson, Insurance Fraud

A man who pleaded guilty to plotting to burn down his house to collect insurance proceeds has been sentenced to four years in prison. Forty-nine-year-old Saleh Fakhoury of Lutherville was also ordered to pay more than $800,000 in restitution at …

Georgia Agent Gets 5 Year Sentence for Stealing Insurance Premiums

A Gwinnett County, Ga., man convicted on charges including insurance fraud has been sentenced to serve five years in prison. Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said in a news release that 56-year-old Ronald Alan Dunn of Loganville was sentenced Friday. A …

9 Arrests Made in Florida PIP Fraud Ring

Nine suspects were arrested for personal injury protection (PIP) fraud in Miami, Fla., according to an announcement by Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater. Charged in eight separate cases involving seven staged accidents, these individuals were arrested and charged for their …