Two of six South Florida personal injury attorneys facingcharges in a wide-ranging insurance fraud investigation havereached plea agreements and are cooperating with investigators.

Steven Slootsky of Steven E. Slootsky P.A. in Boca Raton was thefirst lawyer to commit to a plea, agreeing to plead guilty to 15felonies, spend up to five years in prison and to pay more than$170,200 in restitution, according to the agreement filed inBroward Circuit Court.

Vincent Pravato of Wolf and Pravato in Fort Lauderdale reached adeal Nov. 3. He faced three felonies: communications fraud,unlawful use of a two-way communication device and patientbrokering.

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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