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Poizner's Cousin Arrested for Fraud, Embezzlement

Investigators with the Los Angeles District Attorney's Insurance Fraud Bureau of Investigation arrested Paul Daniel Poizner, 45, at his Ventura County, Calif. home on Jan. 21, 2010 in connection with an auto claim fraud scheme.

Los Angeles County, Calif. prosecutors have charged the California Casualty Management (CCM) insurance adjuster with 60 counts of embezzlement and auto insurance fraud, The Los Angeles Times reports. Poizner, a second cousin of Steve Poizner, California Insurance Commissioner and Republican gubernatorial candidate, allegedly submitted checks for auto claims that exceeded the amount of repairs and then pocketed the difference.

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