11 indicted in accident schemes to defraud Louisiana insurers, trucking firms

NEW ORLEANS – Eleven more people accused of taking part in staged big-rig accidents designed to generate damages awards against insurance and trucking companies have been indicted during a widening federal investigation.

The Aug. 21 indictments, which involve one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and six counts of actual mail fraud, stem from two incidents aimed at defrauding insurance and trucking companies, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Read more...

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