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Fraud News: Father and Son Building Scam, $1M Workers’ Comp Payroll Scheme

Iowa Father and Son Sentenced in Insurance Fraud Case Two Iowa men were sentenced to two years of supervised probation after pleading guilty in Delaware County District Court recently to the charge of Fraudulent Practices in the Third Degree, an …

Fraud News: Maryland Stats, Cop’s Workers’ Comp Scam, Fake Rear End Crash

Maryland Reports 77 Charged With Insurance Fraud in 2017, $466,000 in Fines and Penalties The Maryland Insurance Administration continues to partner with federal, state and local government agencies, insurance carriers and producers to investigate and prosecute individuals and businesses for …

Vermont Man Denies Killing Mother, Grandfather

A Vermont man accused by family members of killing his millionaire grandfather and possibly his mother said several of his relatives are “being driven by malice and greed” and are spreading lies about him. Nathan Carman has been called a …

Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame: 9 of the Worst Scammers of 2017

A kindly man’s best friend burns him alive … a doctor sticks needles and lasers into patients’ healthy eyes … a father kills his baby. These extreme schemers are among the 9 worst insurance criminals of 2017. They were elected …

Man Convicted in Deadly 2012 Indiana House Blast Dies in Prison

The man who authorities said was the mastermind behind a deadly 2012 house explosion in Indianapolis was found dead in prison Tuesday, an Indiana Department of Correction spokesman said. Mar Leonard, 48, was found dead around 9:15 a.m. Tuesday at …

Prosecutors Say Reputed Mob Boss Orchestrated Insurance Fraud

A reputed Philadelphia mob boss who reinvented himself as a restaurateur relapsed into a life of crime by orchestrating a healthcare fraud that made a fortune for an East Coast crime syndicate, a prosecutor said Tuesday in opening arguments at …

Fraud News: Arson, False Claim Scams, Workers’ Comp Scheme Busted

South Dakota Woman Sentenced for Role in Bar Arson Case A Pollock, S.D., woman has been sentenced to serve two months behind bars for her role in a conspiracy to burn down a Herreid business. Authorities say 21-year-old Cheyenne Wolski …

‘Cocaine Cowboys’ Smuggler Convicted in Auto Fraud Case

A pilot who once smuggled tons of drugs for Colombian cartels during Miami’s “cocaine cowboys” era in the 1980s was convicted Wednesday of playing a key role in an auto fraud ring that stole at least 150 cars using a …

Ex-California Hospital Owner Sentenced for $600M Workers’ Comp Fraud

The former owner of Pacific Hospital in Long Beach was sentenced to federal prison on Friday for running a $600 million workers’ compensation fraud scheme. Michael Drobot, 73, was sentenced Friday to 63 months in prison and fined $500,000. Earlier …

Fraud News: Contractor Sandy Scam, Crash Scheme, Cocaine Cowboy’s Auto Theft Ring

Contractor hit with fraud charges over post-Sandy work A contractor who performed work after Superstorm Sandy has been criminally charged with defrauding multiple New Jersey homeowners. State Attorney General Christopher Porrino announced charges Tuesday against Jersey Pride Home Renovations and …