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Trump Could Be Investigated for Tax Fraud, D.A. Says for First Time

The Manhattan district attorney’s office, which has been locked in a yearlong legal battle with President Trump over obtaining his tax returns, suggested for the first time in a court filing on Monday that it had grounds to investigate him and his businesses for tax fraud.

The filing by the office of the district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., offered rare insight into the office’s investigation of the president and his business dealings, which began more than two years ago.

Mr. Vance, a Democrat, has never revealed the scope of his office’s criminal inquiry, citing grand jury secrecy. The investigation has been stalled by the fight over a subpoena that the office issued in August 2019 for eight years of the president’s tax returns.

Lawyers for Mr. Trump have said the subpoena should be blocked, calling it “wildly overbroad” and politically motivated. Mr. Vance responded to that argument in a

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Julija Adlesic: Woman who deliberately cut off own hand in insurance scam jailed for two years | World News

A woman who cut off her own hand with a circular saw in the hope of getting a €1m (£925,000) insurance payout has been sentenced to two years in prison.

Julija Adlesic, 22, from Slovenia, plotted with her boyfriend to have her left hand severed above the wrist at their home in the capital Ljubljana early last year.

Adlesic was found guilty of attempted insurance fraud by a court in the city.

She stood to collect more than €1m, about half to be paid immediately, after signing insurance deals with five different providers about a year earlier, the court heard.

Her boyfriend was sentenced to three years in prison while his father received a one-year suspended sentence.

Days before the incident, her partner had searched the internet for information about how artificial hands work, prosecutors said, calling it further proof that it was done deliberately.

The pair had taken her

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Woman cut off her hand with circular saw in $1.2m insurance scam

  • A Slovenian woman has been sentenced to two years in jail after been found guilty of attempted insurance fraud.
  • Julija Adlesic and her boyfriend plotted to deliberately saw off her hand to receive a €1m ($1.2m) payout, Sky News reports.
  • Adlesic claims it was an accident. However, her boyfriend’s internet history shows he searched for prosthetic hands the day before the incident.
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A woman who deliberately sawed off her hand in an insurance fraud plot has been sentenced to two years in jail.

Slovenian Julija Adlesic, 22, is accused of using a circular saw to sever herself at the left wrist in early 2019.

She had taken out insurance policies with five companies the year before and would have received €1m ($1.2m) in payout.

However, the young woman was found guilty of attempted insurance fraud at a court in Ljubljana, Sky News reports.

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Auto insurance fraud nearly triples in Manitoba: MPI

WINNIPEG —
As of the end of July, 33 people are facing a total of 88 charges related to auto-insurance fraud, according to Manitoba Public Insurance.

MPI said this number is nearly triple compared to the year before, which saw 30 charges against 10 people in the same timeframe.

The Crown corporation attributed this increase partly to its refocused efforts in reviewing suspicious cases, as well as a business change to pursue charges and deny coverage to emphasize that insurance fraud is a crime.

“The corporation has seen a tripling of our fraud-related charges until the end of July compared to the previous period,” said MPI’s Brian Smiley.

“This tells us a number of things, that we have a new dedicated refocus on investigating suspicious claims and business view that insurance fraud is a criminal act.”

Smiley noted MPI has been training frontline staff to recognize what a suspicious claim

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Auto insurance fraud increases threefold in 2020: Manitoba Public Insurance

The number of Manitobans charged with auto insurance fraud has nearly tripled since last year, says Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI).



a sign on the side of a building: Manitoba Public Insurance says auto insurance fraud has tripled this year.


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Manitoba Public Insurance says auto insurance fraud has tripled this year.

The insurer said Wednesday that by the end of July 2020, there had been 88 fraud charges laid against 33 people — a sharp rise from 30 charges against 10 people over the same period in 2019.

MPI executive Curtis Wennberg said part of the uptick is due to MPI’s increased efforts in investigating suspicious claims.

MPI’s special investigation unit (SIU) handles suspicious claims, and its work in 1,200-plus investigations saved more than $10 million for MPI ratepayers last year, the Crown corporation said.

Read more: Manitoba Public Insurance to ‘modernize’ insurance options by spring 2021

“MPI has adopted a business change to emphasize that insurance fraud is a crime, and pursue both a denial of

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N.J. nurse loses license for role in multimillion insurance fraud scheme, Attorney General says

A Pennsville nurse who allegedly prescribed creams and vitamins to defraud insurance companies out of more than $6 million will permanently lose her license, the Attorney General’s office announced Friday.

Ashley Morgan Lyons-Valenti, 63, a Registered Professional Nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse, is accused of submitting fraudulent claims and prescribing medicine to patients who didn’t need them in exchange for $90,000 in kickbacks, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said in a press release.

The Swedesboro resident faces a 33-count federal indictment, which alleges she and two other people scammed insurance companies out of millions of dollars.

Lyons-Valenti was prescribing vitamin combinations, pain creams, scar creams, anti-fungal creams and libido creams — typically the job of a licensed pharmacist — when they were medically unnecessary, according to the news release. She also claimed to have reviewed medical records and completed exams on patients she hadn’t met.

Insurance paid out more than $1.25

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Motor insurance fraud up six per cent in 2019

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There were 58,000 fraudulent motor insurance claims in 2019, a rise of six per cent on 2018’s figures.

Data from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) shows this drove a five per cent increase in overall fraudulent claims, with 107,000 registered in the year.

Motor insurance fraud remained the most common type, though the total value of £605 million was actually lower than 2018.

Around 75 per cent of these claims contained a personal injury element, which the ABI says could be because personal injury reforms are being introduced in April 2021.

Mark Allen, manager of fraud and financial crime at ABI, said: “The industry makes no apology for its relentless pursuit of insurance cheats, to protect genuine customers, who end up footing the bill through their insurance premiums. Insurers will not hesitate to ensure that fraudsters seeking to profit at the misery and expense of others

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San Ramon defense contractors admit to insurance fraud scheme

MARTINEZ — A mother and her son will serve a year of house arrest and pay a total of more than $500,000 in restitution and fees, as part of a plea deal with Contra Costa prosecutors to settle an insurance fraud case, the District Attorney announced Wednesday.

Selina Singh, 57, and Kabir Singh, 30, pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to commit insurance premium fraud, along with a white collar crime enhancement, as part of the plea deal. Most of the restitution will go to the Employment Development Department “for underpayment of tax liability,” court records show.

The defendants own a company that contracts with the U.S. Military. County prosecutors say that when one of their employees hurt himself while working on a U.S. Army fort in Monterey county, and was told by his employers not to report the injury, it was discovered they were under-representing their payrolls to evade $2

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Insurance Fraud Detection Market Outlook Up-To-Date Development Data and Market Trends Forecast From 2019-2023

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Sep 11, 2020 (PRNews Times via COMTEX) —
Insurance fraud takes place when an insurance company, adjuster, agent, or consumer commits a measured fraud to get an unlawful gain. In the context of China-US trade war and global economic volatility and uncertainty, it will have a big influence on this market. Insurance Fraud Detection Report by Material, Application, and Geography – Global Forecast to 2023 is a professional and comprehensive research report on the world’s major regional market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China).

The research report not only offers readers a broad overview of the international industry but also provides a granular assessment of the regional market in several countries and regions. Furthermore, the report consists a

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NY Charges Johnson & Johnson With Insurance Fraud Over Opioid Claims

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New York State filed civil charges on Thursday accusing Johnson & Johnson of insurance fraud for downplaying the risks of opioid painkillers, including to doctors and elderly patients.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the charges by New York‘s Department of Financial Services in that regulator’s opioid industry probe follow charges against Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, Allergan Plc, Endo International Plc, and Mallinckrodt Plc.

Johnson & Johnson and its Janssen Pharmaceuticals affiliate were accused of specifically targeting elderly patients for opioid treatment despite the risks, and in marketing materials characterizing opioid addiction as a myth.

“Misrepresentation of opioids to consumers for profit is inexcusable,” Cuomo said in a statement.

Johnson & Johnson did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

New York said Johnson & Johnson manufactured opioid products in the state such as

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