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Attorneys and doctors charged with $31 million insurance fraud scheme

August 26, 2021

The US Justice Department has announced that two lawyers and two surgeons in New York have been indicted on mail- and wire-fraud charges, for their alleged role in a complex $31 million insurance fraud scheme involving staged accidents that spanned five years.

The unsealed indictment was jointly announced yesterday by the US Attorney’s Office in Manhattan and the New York branch of the FBI following the arrests of attorney Marc Elefant and doctors Andrew Dowd and Sady Ribeiro. Attorney George Constantine, the fourth defendant, is expected to surrender soon, the announcement added.

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