Nominations are being accepted for the Prosecutor of the Year award sponsored by the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. The award honors insurance-fraud prosecutors for achievements in hands-on courtroom cases, or for broader leadership in the field of insurance prosecutions. Nominated achievements must have occurred primarily in 2008. This is the only national award solely for prosecutors focused on insurance fraud. Nominations are due September 1.
“A prosecutor’s remarkable legal skills, persistence and ability to make often-complex cases seem clear are critical to earning fraud convictions. Prosecutors are vital links in the anti-fraud chain, and their many achievements deserve national recognition,” said Dennis Jay, the Coalition’s executive director.
Successful courtroom cases can include a single fraud, a complex fraud ring, a series of separate cases that represent a turning point against a fraud trend, or other forms of prosecution. Co-nominees are eligible if they jointly led a prosecution, but entire teams or departments aren’t eligible.
Nominations for broader leadership can include achievements such as a ground-breaking legal strategy, success in leading a prosecutorial department in 2008, or similar leadership achievement. Nominations also can be made for hands-on cases and overall leadership combined.
The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud is a nonprofit alliance of insurers, consumer advocates and government agencies combating all forms of insurance fraud. The award will be presented at the coalition’s board meeting December 10. for information, e-mail: jamesq@InsuranceFraud.org.
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