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Shame!!! - More Government Harrassment of Small Business

George KGeorge K Super ModeratorPosts: 11,055 Senior Member
Some over-reaching prosecutors have no sense of humor, it would seem.

Forty-one people in Philadelphia are facing charges in what prosecutors call an elaborate insurance fraud scheme that used dead deer to fake car accidents.

Ronald Galati Sr. is accused of running a $5 million scam out of his auto body shop.

District Attorney Seth Williams said Wednesday that Galati coached customers to claim they'd struck a deer rather than a car. That way, insurance companies would consider them "no fault" accidents and pay the claims without raising the customers' premiums.

Investigators say Galati stored deer carcasses, blood and fur in the back of his shop to use as props.

Also charged are Galati's wife, son and daughter, several insurance adjusters, tow truck drivers, a city official and a police officer.

"...this low-rent Lear raging on his Twitter-heath has proven that the phrase malignant buffoon is not an oxymoron..."

George Will


  • JulietJuliet Posts: 49,774 Senior Member
    a story like this has great deterrent effects. Watch the news for a few weeks. You'll see a couple of things: the number of roadkill claims will plummet, and there will be a rash of people seeking to amend their already submitted claims. When I worked for the state we always issued a press release on insurance fraud convictions, because we knew it would result in better compliance.

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