Criminal Law and Procedure

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Insurance Fraud Scheme Charged as Conspiracy: Cop Guilty Of Extortion In Auto Fraud
Posted on 16 Jun 2014 by Barry Zalma

Insurance fraud is not a charge prosecutors like. Although it is an easy crime to prove since all it requires is a single document used with an intent to defraud an insurer, prosecutors prefer to deal with more complex issues and criminal charges. An... Read More

Florida Court Holds Criminal Conduct Exclusion In E&O Policy Applicable
Posted on 11 Dec 2013 by Brian Margolies

In its recent decision in Certain Interested Underwriters at Lloyd’s v. AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company , 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 159639 (S.D. Fla. Nov. 7, 2013) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the United States District... Read More

Health Insurance Fraud – Conviction Affirmed
Posted on 9 Sep 2013 by Barry Zalma

Health Insurance Fraud is rampant. Most people convicted of health insurance fraud are doctors and other health care providers. Where most of the money goes, however, is to people taking advantage of free or subsidized health care benefits when they are... Read More

Fraud Proved – Lie About Cause Of Fire Sufficient to Support Guilty Verdict
Posted on 8 Jan 2014 by Barry Zalma

Arson for profit is a difficult crime to prove. The prosecution must both prove that the fire was intentionally set and that the owner and person insured caused the fire with the intent to defraud the insurer. Insurance fraud, on the other hand, is fairly... Read More

Insurance Fraud “Chutzpah” – No Mercy for Insurance Criminal
Posted on 3 Dec 2013 by Barry Zalma

This case concerns the criminal conduct of the owner of an insurance business, formerly known as Associates Insurance Agency, Inc., owned and operated by the Defendant-Appellant, Tina Woods Butler , in Dyersburg, Tennessee. On February 13, 2012, the Dyer... Read More

Death Penalty for Murder for Insurance: Insurance Fraud Is NOT A Victimless Crime
Posted on 17 Mar 2014 by Barry Zalma

The plaintiffs’ bar, many members of the public, the courts, police and prosecutors believe that insurance fraud is a victimless crime since only an impersonal, rich and disliked corporation is harmed. The California Supreme Court, in a 51 page... Read More