Personal injury attorneys are supposed to represent the true claims of injured people in legitimate accidents. However, sometimes people try to commit fraud by faking accidents. The trial of a ring of fraudsters continues with one pleading guilty to his crime of helping to stage semi truck accidents. CDL Life reports
Mario Solomon pleaded guilty in federal court for his role in defrauding trucking and insurance companies. The charges stem back to staged accidents that happened in New Orleans in June of 2017.
The authorities say that Solomon was a ‘spotter’. He would follow behind the car that would fake a crash in a semi and then act as a witness to the police to give it credibility. He was reportedly paid $1000 for his role in the matter.
He faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Five other co-defendants in the ring have already pleaded guilty to fraud. However, the ringleader is still awaiting trial.
The ring was able to obtain $43,000 in settlements before they were caught.
We are glad to see that these fraudsters are getting punished. No persona injury lawyer wants to find out that their client was deliberately lying in an attempt to get insurance money.
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