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Rep. Graves proposes bill to make staged collisions a federal crime, lower car insurance rates

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - U.S. Congressman Garret Graves is proposing a bill that would lower insurance rates for Louisiana’s drivers by making it a federal crime to stage a vehicle collision and fraudulently claim financial damages.

A federal investigation uncovered a massive car accident staging ring in New Orleans. As of November 2021, 40 people have been charged, 29 resulted in convictions so far, for intentionally causing more than 100 wrecks. One staged accident alone resulted in a $4.7 million settlement. Read more...

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