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Attorney Sentenced to 8 Years for Stealing Insurance Settlement Checks

A former Portland, Oregon personal injury attorney was sentenced Monday to eight years, five months in prison and ordered to pay $4.5 million in restitution for stealing insurance payouts from 135 clients. Lori E. Deveny’s actions led to the largest …

Law Firm that Touted Technology Accused of Fraud, Hits Blockade in La. Courtroom

Zach Moseley says his law firm has invested millions of dollars in technology to serve more clients. During a video interview with a social media consultant, he said McClenny Moseley & Associates hopes to represent 50,000 policyholders with claims caused …

Public Adjuster Accused of Pocketing Settlement Checks Says No Penalty Warranted

An attorney for the Texas public adjuster accused of pocketing $7.6 million in insurer settlement checks told an administrative law judge that the case doesn’t warrant any administrative penalties and if any restitution is ordered, it should be limited to …

Attorney for a Top Florida Insurance Law Firm Disbarred After Forgeries, Misconduct

A former attorney with one of Florida’s top insurance defense firms has been disbarred after the Bar said she engaged in repeated acts of neglect, deception and forgery. Erika Lynn Muller, until recently a partner with the Cole, Scott & …

Public Adjuster Firm Accused of Pocketing $600K in Insurer Payouts in 2 States

The Texas Department of Insurance says a public adjusting firm that was sanctioned last month by Louisiana regulators has pocketed more than $300,000 in insurer payouts intended for Texas property owners. TDI is asking the Texas State Office of Administrative …

Viewpoint: The Case of the Forged Persian Antiquities

When thinking of the great empires of history, the Romans, Egyptians, and British rightly come to mind. Each of these states was remarkable. The Egyptians boasted a 3,000-year history with astounding architectural achievements. The Romans mastered art & science, extending …

Duke University Pays $112M to Settle Faked-Research Lawsuit

RALEIGH, N.C .– Duke University will pay $112 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit after federal prosecutors said a research technician’s fake data landed millions of dollars in federal grants, the school and the government said Monday. The private university …

Equine Insurance Agency Owner Sentenced for $1.3M Fraud

The owner of a Rhode Island insurance agency that specialized in insuring horses was sentenced Monday to 36 months in federal prison for operating various schemes to defraud customers, insurance companies, and finance companies of approximately $1.3 million, the U.S. …

Virginia Insurance Fraud Arrests Increase

The Virginia State Police (VSP) insurance fraud program just released their 2011 Annual Report, which shows the number of arrests for insurance fraud and other related crimes, such as arson and forgery increased eight percent over 2010. Since 1999, more …

Pennsylvania Man Gets Jail for Setting Fire and Bilking Contractors

A Pennsylvania man who set a fire that damaged three houses then fleeced contractors by pretending to own the homes has been ordered to prison. The Morning Call of Allentown reports 19-year-old Jonathan Figueroa was sentenced Monday to three to …