Steve Poizner, California Insurance Commissioner and Republican gubernatorial candidate, has garnered various accolades for his strong anti-fraud stance. Unfortunately, one of his relatives may have pursued a much less noble path.

The Los Angeles Times recently reported that Paul Daniel Poizner, 45, is facing 60 counts of embezzlement and auto insurance fraud. Investigators with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Insurance Fraud Bureau of Investigation arrested him at his Ventura County, Calif. home on Jan. 21, 2010, in connection with an extensive auto claim fraud scheme.

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