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A Reputable and Experienced Legal Advisor for Your Manhattan Insurance Fraud Matters

At the Law Offices of Wilson Antonio LaFaurie, we provide clients with professional and honest legal advice to navigate their situations. The firm is led by a reputable and experienced insurance fraud attorney who has handled numerous types of fraud cases, including high-end matters. We truly care about our clients and will do our best to give you honest, actionable advice to combat your charges. Informed by our great relationships within the Brooklyn legal community, we can help you fight your insurance fraud accusations thoughtfully and strategically.

What Constitutes Insurance Fraud?

Insurance fraud is a serious crime in the state of New York and occurs when an individual knowingly and intentionally defrauds an insurer by providing materially false information or by attempting to conceal information to obscure the truth of their status. More specifically, this might occur by a person presenting to an insurer one of two statements:

  • A written statement related to commercial insurance policy or a claim for payment that they know to either contain materially false information or conceal information to mislead the insurer.
  • Any written statement or other physical evidence related to a health insurance policy that they know to either contain materially false information or conceal information to mislead the insurer.

Note that insurance fraud includes life settlement fraud, which involves fraudulent acts (providing false information or concealing significant information) related to a claim for payment or other benefit under a life settlement contract.

Penalties and Sentencing Classifications

General insurance fraud, such as health insurance fraud or commercial insurance fraud, will be charged depending on the value of the property:

  • Fifth Degree Insurance Fraud – commission of a fraudulent insurance act (including life settlement fraud), Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail and up to $1,000 in fines
  • Fourth Degree Insurance Fraud – taking or attempted taking of property valued more than $1,000, Class E felony punishable by up to 4 years in prison
  • Third Degree Insurance Fraud – taking or attempted taking of property valued above $3,000, Class D felony punishable by up to 7 years in prison
  • Second Degree Insurance Fraud – taking or attempted taking of property valued above $50,000, Class C felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison
  • First Degree Insurance Fraud – taking or attempted taking of property valued above $1 million, Class B felony punishable by up to 25 years in prison

Life settlement fraud entails some variation to the sentencing classification, though the charges also depend on the value in question:

  • Fourth Degree Life Settlement Fraud – taking or attempted taking of property valued above $25,000, Class E felony
  • Third Degree Life Settlement Fraud – taking or attempted taking of property valued above $50,000, Class D felony
  • Second Degree Life Settlement Fraud – taking or attempted taking of property valued more than $100,000, Class C felony

If a defendant has prior convictions for a similar insurance fraud crime within 5 years, they could face charges for Aggravated Insurance Fraud in the Fourth Degree or Aggravated Life Settlement Fraud, both charged as a Class D felony.

Questions? Let the Law Offices of Wilson Antonio LaFaurie Help.

If you have been accused of any type of insurance fraud, contact the Law Offices of Wilson Antonio LaFaurie for legal help immediately. The quicker we work to tackle your charges, the more efficient our legal strategy can be. Attorney LaFaurie has handled a range of fraud cases in Brooklyn, including high-end issues. As a result, you can trust that he knows how to properly advise you and communicate openly with you about your legal situation.

Schedule a free initial consultation with the Law Offices of Wilson Antonio LaFaurie at (718) 831-6485 or online to learn more.

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