Louisiana Attorney General Charles C. Foti, Jr. announced that Leo Vincent Jacob of Covington, La., has pled guilty to six counts of filing false public records in a criminal scheme that involved hundreds of insurance agents across Louisiana.
Over the past year and a half, the Attorney General’s Insurance Fraud Support Unit has been involved in the investigation of hundreds of licensed insurance agents for submitting bogus continuing education credits to the Louisiana Department of Insurance. Jacob was the continuing education instructor who provided bogus continuing education credits to all insurance agents involved in this investigation. Jacob is alleged to have furnished certificates of completion to numerous agents, when in fact no such courses had been attended or taught. These continuing education certificates are required to be attached to all renewal applications filed with the Louisiana Department of Insurance, or a renewal cannot be granted.
The Attorney General’s Insurance Fraud Support Unit is part of the Louisiana Insurance Fraud Task Force that also includes the Louisiana State Police and the Louisiana Department of Insurance.
Jacob will be sentenced on June 3, 2005, in the 19th Judicial District Court in Baton Rouge.
Was this article valuable?
Here are more articles you may enjoy.