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New Law in Minnesota Adds More Anti-Fraud Measures

Minnesota has added new powers to lodge civil actions against insurance fraudsters and kick swindlers out of the insurance system, the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud announced. The strong anti-fraud measures became law when Gov. Mark Dayton signed a larger omnibus …

Indiana Prosecutor Says House Blast was a Selfish Plan Gone Awry

A man accused of plotting a deadly explosion that damaged or destroyed more than 80 homes in an Indianapolis neighborhood should have known the scheme could kill people, even if that wasn’t his intent, a prosecutor told jurors Monday as …

Businessman Sentenced to 12 Years Prison for ‘Vortex of Fraud’

A Kentucky businessman was sentenced on Thursday to 12 years in federal prison for a series of massive frauds, including a $53 million tax scheme, the bribing of bank officials and the defrauding of bank and insurance regulators. Wilbur Huff …

Judge to Rule Later in Trial on Admitting Recordings From Indy Blast

he judge hearing the trial of a man charged in a deadly Indianapolis house explosion said Wednesday he’ll rule later on whether prosecutors can admit audio recordings of a man who initially survived the blast before dying. Prosecutors argued during …

More Arrests in Conjunction With Florida Insurance Fraud Sting

CFO and State Fire Marshal Jeff Atwater, alongside Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, announced 30 more arrests made during the second wave of a collaborative state and local operation known as “Operation Flames and Floods.” The investigation exposed an …

Los Angeles Residents Busted for Felony Insurance Fraud

Tony Bimbo aka Anthony Riste and Brandy Riste, both of Los Angeles, were arrested on two felony counts of insurance fraud after they allegedly conspired with Bobby Vlado to defraud Alliance United Insurance Company out of nearly $18,000. Investigators are …

New Jersey Law Adds Penalties for Falsely Registering Vehicles in Other States

New Jersey drivers who lie that they garage and drive their vehicles in other states to save on auto premiums now could face insurance fraud charges, announced the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill last week …

Louisiana Police Arrest 34 for Insurance Fraud

Louisiana State Police say a two month investigation into insurance fraud and auto theft led to the arrest of 34 people across the state. Troopers say in news release its Insurance Fraud and Auto Theft unit investigated staged crashes, fraudulent …

Widow Sentenced to 4 Years for Connecticut Mansion Arson

A widowed mother of two from Florida has been sentenced to four years in prison for burning down her former million-dollar home in Connecticut for the insurance money. The Connecticut Post reports that 39-year-old Amanda Azevedo pleaded with a state …

Former Allstate Adjuster Arrested for Insurance Fraud in Georgia

Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens announced the arrest of an insurance claims adjuster and her accomplice brother for allegedly stealing more than $79,000 from her former employer. Arleatha Martin of Macon, and her brother Christopher Lorenzo Battle of Locust Grove, …