White Collar Crime
Silicosis Lawyer Indicted
Posted Jun 28, 2007 12:35 PM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss
A Houston lawyer has been indicted along with two insurance company employees on charges they participated in a kickback scheme in silicosis cases.
Prosecutors claim Warren Todd Hoeffner agreed to pay two claims managers for the Hartford a $3 million kickback for approving a $34 million settlement of silicosis cases, according to a press release.
A hat tip to the Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog, which posted the story and related documents.