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New York Jury Convicts Lawyer, Doctor in $31M Trip-and-Fall Insurance Fraud

December 19, 2022

A New York attorney and surgeon were convicted by a Manhattan jury of six counts of fraud for participation in an illegal scheme that included false insurance claims and unnecessary surgeries for alleged injuries from staged trips and falls, a scheme prosecutors say resulted in more than $31 million in fake claims.

Following a three-week trial before U.S. District Judge Sidney H. Stein, the jury on December 16 unanimously convicted George Constantine, an attorney, and Andrew Dowd, an orthopedic surgeon, for their participation in the massive personal injury claims fraud scheme between 2013 and 2018.

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