Insurance Fraud Expert Witnesses

Cornell University Law School’s Legal Information Institute describes insurance fraud as “any duplicitous act performed with the intent to obtain an improper payment from an insurer… Detecting insurance fraud is difficult because of the surreptitious nature by which the criminal perpetrates the fraud.”  In the courtroom, insurance fraud expert witnesses may testify on insurance scams, insurance premiums, policy misrepresentation, bad faith, and more.

This week, William Rapfogel, former president and CEO of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, pleaded guilty to felony grand larceny, money laundering and tax-fraud charges after stealing $9M by inflating insurance premiums over twenty years. Rapfogel schemed with insurance executive Joseph Ross of Valley Stream and his agency, Century Coverage Corp. to overcharge the charity and then split the proceeds from the scam.   New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman says the two inflated the Metropolitan Council’s premiums and skimmed off $9M in profits.

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