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Former Sequoia Partner Wins Extortion Suit Against Ex-Mistress

A salacious three-year legal battle involving a former partner at Sequoia Capital, a onetime exotic dancer and a promised $40 million hush money payment has come to an end. A California Superior Court judge ruled in favor of venture capitalist …

Busy Week Brings 3 Guilty Pleas, 2 Arrests for Insurance Fraud

Three Washington state residents pleaded guilty to charges after investigations by state fraud investigators last week, while two other people were charged with filing false claims. Stephanie Pepper Snider, 42, of Renton, pleaded guilty in King County Superior Court to …

Volunteer Fire Chief Admits Filing False Claims for Damaged Equipment

A volunteer fire chief in North Carolina was ordered to repay $23,000 that he took form insurance carriers after filing fraudulent claims for fire department equipment, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey’s office said. Kenan Wayne Kearney of Four Oaks, pleaded guilty …

Montana Woman Charged With Work Comp Fraud

A Butte, Mont., woman is charged with felony theft of more than $16,000 in worker’s compensation benefits after filing what state officials say was a false claim. Melody Collier pleaded not guilty in District Court in Helena on Thursday. The …

Freeh Seeks Return of $440,000 Oil Spill Claim

The former FBI director assigned to look into claims arising from the BP oil spill has asked a federal judge to order the return of more than $440,000 from an Alabama fisherman. In a motion filed Thursday, Louis Freeh alleges …

Boston Marathon Scammers Sentenced

Brothers convicted of filing a false $2 million claim to the Boston marathon victims’ fund using the name of an aunt who had been dead for a decade face sentencing. Twenty-three-year-old Branden Mattier and 28-year-old Domunique Grice, both of Boston, …

Washington Man Gets 30 Days Jail Time for False Claims

An Olympi, Wash., man who filed a fraudulent insurance claim with State Farm was recently sentenced to 30 days in jail, one year of probation, restitution in an amount that will be determined and court fees. In November 2012, Allen …

Florida Couple Arrested on Insurance Fraud Charges

A Hollywood, Fla., couple were arrested for insurance fraud, according to an announcement by CFO Jeff Atwater. The Quinteros were arrested after Miguel Quintero falsely claimed that his vehicle was stolen from his home last July. A subsequent investigation by …

New Jersey Officer Pleads Guilty to Insurance Fraud

A Newark, N.J, police officer has admitted filing a false insurance claim after his vehicle was declared stolen and found torched. The Essex County prosecutor’s office says Johnathan R. Taylor pleaded guilty Friday to insurance fraud. The 42-year-old Plainfield resident …

Mississippi Man Accused in BP Fraud

A federal grand jury has indicted a 26-year-old Pass Christian man in a fraud case alleging he received BP oil spill-recovery money by making a false claim for $5,000. The Sun Herald reports Ruben Stefon Nichols Jr. claimed the oil …