Criminal Law and Procedure

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Go Directly to Jail, Do Not Pass Go: Arson-for-Profit Doesn’t Pay
Posted on 8 Jan 2015 by Barry Zalma

Arson is probably the dumbest form of insurance fraud. With modern municipal fire departments arson fires seldom totally destroy the premises, evidence is always left for arson investigators to review, and firefighters and the public are exposed to danger... Read More

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Fraud By Insurance Agent Requires Jail – Insurance Agent Used Diverted Premium to Fund Campaign for Congress
Posted on 5 Nov 2014 by Barry Zalma

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal made clear that although Congressmen may write the law they are not above the law. Former Arizona Congressman Richard Renzi learned this lesson the hard way when he was convicted by a jury on charges of conspiracy, honest... Read More

Extortion to Get Insurance Commissions – Jail For Influencing Insurance Purchase
Posted on 13 May 2014 by Barry Zalma

Public entities buy insurance to protect themselves against various liabilities and property damage. The politicians who run these entities know almost nothing about insurance and insurance pricing. As a result they are at the mercy of professional insurance... Read More