Fraud News

California Chiropractor Takes Plea in $150M Workers’ Comp Fraud Scheme

A 56-year-old chiropractor has pleaded guilty for his role in a massive workers’ compensation insurance fraud and conspiracy scheme, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today. Paul Turley, of Granada Hills, Calif., made a factual basis plea on …

Illinois Doctor Convicted of Billing Insurers for Treatment Never Performed

A federal jury has convicted a Chicago doctor on fraud charges for billing insurance companies for purported chiropractic manipulations that were never performed, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois reported. Dr. Paul Madison, an anesthesiologist and …

More Than 30 New Laws Highlight Record Year for Fraud-Related Legislation

The introduction of new bills slows down during years when legislators tend to be more concerned with reelection. That’s why 2018 was such a surprise, according to Matthew Smith, director of Government Affairs and general counsel for the Coalition Against …

Fraud News: Ex-MLB Pitcher Imprisoned, Auto Med Ring Busted

Former Marlins Pitcher Gets 4 Years for Insurance Fraud A pitcher on the Florida Marlins team that won the 2003 World Series has been sentenced to nearly four years in federal prison for taking part in an insurance scam. The …

Feds Say Vehicle Theft Ring Exposes Oversight Weakness

A ring of savvy car thieves in New York exploited a bureaucratic weakness by registering many of their ripped-off Lamborghinis and Range Rovers in South Dakota, a state that lets people register out-of-state vehicles by mail and wasn’t thoroughly checking …

Fraud Concerns Amp Up Scrutiny of Asbestos Victim Fund

The Trump administration has stepped up scrutiny of asbestos trust funds, concerned that the pots of money intended to help people exposed to the hazardous substance are being depleted by fraudulent claims, harming victims, businesses and the government. The Justice …

Fraud News: Arson Scheme, Fraudulent Storm Claims, Fake COIs

California Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Fraud in Connection with Arson Scheme U.S. District Judge Morrison C. England Jr. sentenced Brian J. Stone of Sacramento, Calif., to six years in prison and to pay over $243,000 in …

Fraud News: Chiro Bribes Cops, Pilot Videos Water Landing, Arson

Missouri Chiropractor sentenced in Police Bribery Scheme A St. Louis, Mo., chiropractor has been sentenced to 30 months in prison and fined $350,000 for a scheme that involved bribing police officers to get information used to solicit clients. Mitchell Davis …

Spotting Fraudulent Business Interruption Claims

Insurance – in any form, whether business, medical, workers’ compensation or auto – is the “safety net” that protects individuals and companies in case of damage, theft, injury, illness or loss. Fire, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes – even unanticipated freak accidents …

Feds: Doc Who Reviewed Thousands of Medical, Workers’ Comp Appeals is a Fraud

For years, Spyros Panos seemed like a successful orthopedic surgeon, seeing dozens of patients a day and bringing in millions of dollars in fees for his suburban New York medical group. In fact, he was inflating charges and billing for …