3 Lawyers Among 36 Charged in ‘Obscenely Profitable’ $279M Auto Insurance Fraud Case
Posted Mar 1, 2012 2:52 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
Three New York lawyers are among 36 defendants, including 10 doctors, charged in a $279 million alleged auto insurance fraud ring described by one FBI official as "obscenely profitable."
Attorneys Matthew Conroy, 42; Maria Diglio, 47; and Sol Naimark, 53, are charged in federal court in Manhattan with conspiracy to commit health care fraud, mail fraud and money laundering, Reuters reports. Conroy also is charged under the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.
Authorities said the claimed scheme, which began in 2007, is the largest ever pursued involving no-fault auto insurance fraud and the first to include RICO charges. It involved clinics billing for medical procedures that were unnecessary and/or didn't occur, investigators said.
Hat tip: NY Patch.
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