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Miss. Man’s FEMA Fraud Conviction Appeal Denied

A panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of Randall T. Thirsk for FEMA fraud. Thirsk was convicted in 2010 in federal court in Gulfport, Miss., on four counts. Prosecutors say Thirsk received more …

Court: Moped Not a Motor Vehicle Under Indiana Law

The Indiana Court of Appeals has reversed a man’s conviction for operating a motor vehicle while suspended, saying the state didn’t prove the moped he was riding was a motor vehicle under state law. Court documents say Michael Lock was …

Wis. Supreme Court Rules in Drunken Driving Case

A divided Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the sixth drunken driving conviction of man who no one actually saw driving a vehicle or even sitting behind the wheel. The 2007 conviction of Greg Kandutsch was based solely on circumstantial …

New Trial Sought in Alaska for Repeat Drunk Driver

A repeat drunken driver who was convicted of consuming at least a dozen drinks and causing a deadly head-on crash is seeking a new trial because of a public service announcement that aired over 1,400 times during her trial. Former …

Penn. Man Convicted for Falsifying Receipts in Property Loss Claim

Pennsylvania resident, Jonathan Fry, was recently convicted for his attempt to defraud Homesite Insurance by filing a bogus property loss claim in excess of $25,000. Among the documents provided for proof of ownership, Mr. Fry submitted receipts with clear discrepancies …

3 Convicted in Massachusetts Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme

An Andover lawyer, a North Andover chiropractor and one of his employees have been convicted of participating in a scheme to defraud auto insurers out of $130,000. A jury on Monday convicted attorney James Hyde and Dr. Michael Kaplan of …