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Feds Indict 36 in NYC PIP Fraud Scheme

Doctors, Lawyers Comprise Dirty Dozens

The case for reforming New York’s flawed “no-fault” auto insurance law gained momentum yesterday when federal authorities unsealed a substantial indictment implicating 36 suspects for a scheme dating back to at least 2007.

On Wednesday, authorities apprehended 35 defendants—including ten doctors and three lawyers—allegedly involved in creating clinics in and around New York City that habitually billed auto insurers for treatments that were either medically unnecessary or never rendered.

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