• attorneychan

Faking Accidents and Insurance Fraudster Sentenced to Federal Prison

Mario Solomon plead guilty to conspiring with others to defraud insurance and trucking companies. Solomon admitted to conspiracy and wire charges in violation of United States Federal Code, Title 18, Section 371.

The indictment charged Solomon for acting as a “spotter”. A spotter usually follows a vehicle that was staged in an accident and assists in the fraud. Solomon would follow his co-defendant’s car which was staged in an accident. After staging the co-defendant staged his car in the accident, Solomon would then pick him up and leave.

Solomon pleaded guilty to serving as a spotter specifically on June 6, 2017 and June 12, 2017, but also continuing after. The defendants received $43,000 from fraudulent law suits filed on their behalf.

U.S. District Court Judge Fallon sentenced Solomon to 21 months imprisonment. Upon completion of the committed sentence Solomon needs to serve 3 years of supervised release. Solomon was also ordered to pay $71,816 in restitution.

The US Attorney’s takes insurance fraud very seriously. The FBI estimates that estimates that there are around 7,000 companies that collect over $1 trillion dollars in premiums each year. The large amount of money in the industry is one reason it attracts fraud.

The FBI estimates that the amount of insurance fraud is around $40 billion dollars each year. The fraud in turn cost families about $400-$700 a year.

Aside from facing charges from the US Attorney’s office, a person perpetrating fraud can also face charges from the Massachusetts Attorney General’s offices or Massachusetts District Attorney Offices.

0 views0 comments