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Matthew Smith named executive director of Coalition Against Insurance Fraud
January 14, 2020
Leads staff of nonprofit alliance of more than 200 member organizations WASHINGTON, DC —  Matthew J. Smith, Esq has been named executive director of the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. Prior, Smith was the Coalition’s director of government affairs and general counsel since 2018. The Coalition is a nonprofit ...

Crime Warp: 9 most-brazen insurance scammers of 2019 chosen by fraud coalition
January 14, 2020
WASHINGTON, DC — A socialite makes nearly $20 million of false damage claims after fire wrecks her mansion. … An obsessed entrepreneur lodges $1.2 billion of bogus Medicare claims. … A slip-and-fall ring terrorizes businesses with $32 million of bogus trips and slips. The nine most-brazen insurance fraudsters of 2019 were chosen ...

Convicting Leader Of Bogus $20-million Fire Claim Earns National Prosecutor Award for State DA’s team
January 06, 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C., — Convicting a prominent Bucks County homeowner who made nearly $20 million of bogus insurance claims for repairing fire damage to her family mansion has earned a national award for the prosecuting team at the state Attorney General’s office. A national Award of Distinction was presented for convicting ...

Storm chaser reforms enacted in New York
November 25, 2019
New law provides essential consumer protections against dishonest home contractors ALBANY, Nov. 23, 2019 — A new law gives homeowners much-needed protections against storm-chasing contractors who exploit natural disasters in New York, says the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill today imposing key ...

New York's highest court upholds anti-fraud immunity law against unwarranted defamation suits
November 21, 2019
Court precedent could protect fraud fighters against unwarranted actions around U.S. ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 21, 2019 — New York’s immunity law shields fraud fighters from defamation suits by medical providers who insurers report in good faith to the state medical board for suspected scams, New York’s highest court ruled this week in ...

Amicus Brief: NY Immunity Law Is Shield Against Defamation Lawsuits, Not Used As A Sword
September 06, 2019
Anti-fraud groups defend reporting of suspected physician misconduct WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2019 — New York’s immunity law shields against defamation suits aimed at insurers by medical providers who are reported in good faith to the state for suspected fraud, urges an amicus brief filed by the Coalition Against ...

Coalition: Staging car crashes should be a speedway straight to jail in New York
June 12, 2019
Bill named after staged-crash victim would help reduce widespread cons WASHINGTON, June 12, 2019 — Staging a crash should be a specific crime in New York, the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud urges Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “In recent years we have seen an unfortunate surge in these types ...

Court strikes back at sham medical clinics in New York
June 12, 2019
Auto insurers can stop payments to clinics when they suspect fraud WASHINGTON, June 12, 2019 — A major state court dealt a heavy blow to the fraudulent practice of installing doctors as sham clinic owners to make false injury claims against auto insurers, the Coalition Against Insurance ...

Bribes grease large-living exec’s $1.3-billion Medicare gouging
May 01, 2019

Bills forged for skilled nursing, assisted living that patients didn’t even need

Tanned, obsessive and Ferrari-driving, Phil Esformes was a peak achiever as an insurance thief in South Florida. No small feat in a region that’s one of America’s largest hubs of large-dollar ...

Coalition: Reforms of Assigned Benefits A Victory For Long-Abused Homeowners In Florida
April 24, 2019
Insurance fraud and abuses will be curbed; Coalition lauds legislators for leadership WASHINGTON, April 24, 2019 — New reforms of widely abused assignments of insurance benefits will rein in contractors and attorneys who preyed on Florida homeowners and insurers for years, the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud said ...