Zalma’s Insurance Fraud Letter – November 1, 2023

Zalma’s Insurance Fraud Letter – November 1, 2023

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The Resource for the Insurance Claims and Insurance Fraud Professionals

What a Great Country!

This article a fictionalized True Crime Story of Insurance Fraud from an Expert who explains why Insurance Fraud is a “Heads I Win, Tails You Lose” situation for Insurers. The story is posted to help to Understand How Insurance Fraud in America is Costing Everyone who Buys Insurance Thousands of Dollars Every year and Why Insurance Fraud is Safer and More Profitable for the ­­­Perpetrators than any Other Crime.

How Insurance Fraud Can Succeed

Wo Ping Chen was trained as a physician in Hong Kong. Until Hong Kong was returned by the United Kingdom to the Peoples Republic of China, he was the best-known Orthopedist in the Crown Colony. Fearing problems with the new government he emigrated to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada as a citizen of the commonwealth.

He worked as an employee of the National Health Service for a year and then obtained a work visa to the U.S. and crossed the border into the U.S. only to find he could not work as a physician without a license from a U.S. state and attended a U.S. based medical school. After one year of medical school, one year of internship in a Seattle hospital and one year as a resident Chen was able to restart his life.

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More McClenny Moseley & Associates Issues

This is ZIFL’s seventeenth installment of the saga of McClenny, Moseley & Associates and its problems with the federal courts in the State of Louisiana and what appears to be an effort to profit from what some Magistrate and District judges indicate may be criminal conduct to profit from insurance claims relating to hurricane damage to the public of the state of Louisiana.

Access Restoration Services U.S., Inc. and MMA Scheme Alleged in Detailed New Orleans Court Pleading and more.

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After Avoiding Prison Fraudster Appeals Unsuccessfully

False Lightning Strike Claim Results in Fraud Conviction

Sara Weisbeck appealed her convictions for insurance fraud: false material information and identity theft over $1500 and under $10,000, both class “D” felonies. In State of Iowa v. Sara Jo Weisbeck, No. 22-1068, Court of Appeals of Iowa (October 11, 2023) considered her pleas for mercy.

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Health Insurance Fraud Convictions

Tampa Pain Management Physician Edward Lubin Agrees to Pay $1.5 Million To Settle False Claims Act Liability for Receiving Bribes and Writing Unnecessary Fentanyl Prescriptions

Edward Lubin, a pain management physician agreed to pay the United States $1.5 million to resolve allegations that he violated the False Claims Act (FCA) by causing the submission of claims for fentanyl prescriptions that were written in exchange for kickback payments and that were medically unnecessary. The agreement resolves the United States’ claims against Dr. Lubin under the FCA. The claims resolved by the settlement are allegations only, and there has been no admission or determination of liability.

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Other Insurance Fraud Convictions

Claims Adjuster Will Serve Prison Time for Fraud Scheme

Paul Richard Massey, of Shady Spring, West Virginia, a former Allstate claims adjuster, will spend one year and a day in prison, forfeit his beach house and pickup truck to the federal government after pleading guilty to wire fraud and money laundering.

Federal prosecutors alleged that 51-year-old Massey issued 68 fraudulent checks from Allstate accounts totaling $862,871.29 while he worked as a claims adjuster in 2018 and 2019. Massey had settlement authority for up to $100,000 in his position with Allstate.

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Crime Does Not Allow Insurer to Pay

Withholding Coverage for Criminal Acts Disincentivizes Criminal Conduct

Safeway Insurance Company sought supervisory writs from the judgment of the lower court which denied its motion for summary judgment. In Damien Harris v. Safeway Insurance Company Of Louisiana And Justin Rossette, No. CW 23-165, Court of Appeals of Louisiana, Third Circuit (October 25, 2023) the Louisiana Court of Appeals resolved an insurance coverage dispute over a criminal acts exclusion.

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An insurance coverage and claims handling author, consultant and expert witness with more than 48 years of practical and court room experience.