Detectives arrested five South Florida personal injury attorneysaccused of participating in an insurance fraud with lucrative kickbacks.

Arrested were Vincent Pravato, 48, and Mark Spatz, 58, of Davie;Adam Hurtig, 46, of Fort Lauderdale; Alexander Kapetan, 44, ofLighthouse Point; and Steven Slootsky, 57, of Boca Raton.

Investigators say in most cases, the personal injury lawyerspaid accomplices $500 to $1,500 per client to refer "unsuspectingvehicle accident victims" to make insurance claims.

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Samantha Joseph

Samantha Joseph is co-head of the Litigation Desk in ALM's global newsroom. Grad school: Newhouse Syracuse. Contact: [email protected]. On Twitter: @SjosephWriter