Insurance Fraud Man Pleads Guilty in $30m Scheme

An Irvington man faces up to five years in prison after admitting his role in a $30 million insurance fraud scheme, officials said.

Allen Reichman, 54, pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court Friday to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

From July 2008 to November 2009, Reichman, Charles Antonucci Sr., Matthew Morris and Wilbur Anthony Huff ran a scam to defraud insurance regulators and Reichman’s employer to illegally purchase Oklahoma-based Providence Property and Casualty Insurance Company, officials said.

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The group deceived the investment firm that Reichman worked for into loaning $30 million to finance Antonucci’s purchase of Providence, which was owed $5 million by a company Huff controlled, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

The men misled the firm and Oklahoma insurance regulators about the purchase’s financing, which involved securing the $30 million loan through Providence’s own assets, a move that was illegal. Despite several warnings from the firm that the loan should not be issued, Reichman and the men provided false information regarding the collateral that would be used for the loan, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

The loan was issued near the end of January 2009, with the money being secured by assets that were supposed to be kept in reserve to pay Providence’s policyholder claims. Reichman pocketed at least $200,000 in commission from the deal, while Providence, with its assets pilfered by the conspirators, became insolvent in November 2009, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Reichman is to be sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald on a future date. He agreed to forfeit $200,000 and repay the firm $10 million as part of his plea.

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Pedophile Tracking Joplin, MO Man Gets 15 Years For Child Porn

A federal judge has ruled a convicted sex offender from Joplin must serve 15 years in prison in a child pornography case.

The Joplin Globe (http://bit.ly/1vkYsDu ) reports 44-year-old Donnie Ray Sumner pleaded guilty last year to receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet. Sumner had a prior conviction for possession of child pornography.

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Authorities arrested Sumner in January 2013, after executing a search warrant at his residence and finding child pornography images on his desktop and laptop computers.

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Missing Person Ashley Morrow of Albuquerque, NM

Police are asking for the public’s help to find a missing Albuquerque teen. Ashley R. Morrow, 19, was last seen February 16th.

Police say she was last seen in the 1800 block of Dorothy NE. Police believe she may be in danger because her parents were told that someone had been making death threats toward her.

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Morrow is five-foot-four and weighs 110 pounds. She has brown hair and hazel eyes.

If you have any information on her whereabouts call the Rio Rancho Police Department at 891-7226 or the New Mexico Department of Public Safety Missing Person Hotline at 1-800-457-3463.

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Insurance Fraud Jackson, Mississippi Man Arrested

A Jackson man has been arrested for false pretense involving an insurance fraud case.

Attorney General Jim Hood, in a news release Tuesday, said 39-year-old Ernest Martell Day was arrested by the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office for one count of false pretense following indictment by a Rankin County grand jury.

The indictment alleges that Day did attempt to appropriate insurance proceeds to which he was not entitled after filing a fraudulent insurance claim with Progressive Insurance Company claiming that his 2006 Land Rover had been stolen when in fact it had not.

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Day was arrested Friday and is being held on $100,000 bond in the Rankin County Detention Center.

If convicted, Day faces up to a $10,000 fine and 10 years behind bars.

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Wrongful Death Colleyville, TX Housekeeper Killed in Insurance Scam

A housekeeper who was found dead in September of last year was killed as part of a seven-figure insurance scam, police revealed on Wednesday.

Anita Fox, 72, was found murdered in the entryway of a home she was cleaning on Frontier Court. Another employee, who arrived to water plants, found her with multiple stab wounds and severe trauma to her body.

The homeowners were not there at the time.

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Colleyville police said Wednesday that Gerard Gorman, 48, and his son Bernard, 27, were named suspects in the “complex” scam.

They believe the duo planned an “elaborate, organized scheme” in which they drove to North Texas from Houston, targeting and following Fox around to determine her habits before striking. They said the suspects then drove back to Houston after allegedly killing Fox.

Police believe someone took out a fraudulent seven-figure life insurance policy on her, which she was not aware of. They believe the Gormans killed her because of it, trying to cash in on the money.

“I’ve been doing this now for over 27 years. Been involved in a lot of cases over those years, and I can tell you that this one of the most complex cases that I’ve ever been involved in,” Police Chief Mike Holder said.

Gerard Gorman was found dead of natural causes near Houston last month. Bernard Gorman was arrested by police in Davenport, Florida, south of Orlando, on Wednesday morning and has been charged with Fox’s murder.

It is unknown whether the insurance agent who sold the policy will be implicated. The FBI and Texas Department of Insurance are investigating whether more people are involved and if there is a larger insurance fraud scheme.

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Private Detective: Man Steals Donation Jar From Animal Hospital

Staff at the Village Animal Hospital in Lexington were shocked by a brazen act and now they are turning to the public for help tracking down an alleged theft suspect.

Surveillance video shows a black male walking into the animal hospital and grabbing a charity donation jar from the front counter. The jar had been placed there to collect donations for Nature’s Haven Wildlife Rehabilitation and Rescue.

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A staff member saw the incident and attempted to confront the man who calmly walked from the scene.

Staff are hoping that social media can identify the man and get back their money for their charity.

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Missing Person Denise Hart Last Seen in Sudbury, VT Last Month

Investigators are still trying to figure out what happened to a Connecticut mom who vanished in Vermont late last month.

The Vermont State Police say they have six to seven detectives actively investigating Denise Hart’s disappearance. The 25-year-old woman was last seen Jan. 25 at a home in Sudbury. A day later her car turned up engulfed in flames at the Cornwall Swamp fishing access, but Hart was nowhere to be found.

“It’s not fair for me to sit here and wondering whether my child is dead or alive,” said Dedre Robinson, Hart’s mom.

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Robinson wants to know what happened to her daughter during her latest visit to Vermont.

Maj. Glenn Hall says Hart has friends in the Green Mountains and for the last few years would make regular trips from Hartford, Connecticut, to Rutland and Addison counties.

“I have her 3-year-old son. He needs justice. I need justice. I need to know where’s my daughter,” said Robinson.

Robinson worries her grandson will never see his mom again.

Vermont State Police are calling Hart’s disappearance very suspicious and have interviewed at least 20 people since she vanished. They are “looking into every aspect of her life including the fact that some people in her life are involved in drug activity.”

State police have sent detectives to Connecticut to speak with Hart’s family and friends, who say even when she’s traveling, she remains in constant contact with them. They call it unusual that no one has heard from her in more than a month and police say there’s been no activity on her cellphone.

Hart was last seen at a friend’s house in Sudbury. Police say that man and his father, the property owner, are cooperating with the investigation, consenting to a search of their home and rural property. Police did not find any clues. But they did find Hart’s borrowed Pontiac Grand Am on fire less than 10 miles away a day after she disappeared.

Detectives suspect foul play, but do not have a body. They believe on the night Hart vanished, she left the house, possibly to meet up with someone. Who that person is and why she went remain a mystery.

“Somebody knows something. You’re not going to tell me my child just disappeared into thin air,” said Robinson.

Police say Denise Hart does not have a criminal record. And at this point they do not have any suspects in her disappearance

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Private Detective: Lexington Police Search for Gas Station Robber

Police continue to search for a suspect after an armed robbery at a Lexington gas station late Thursday night.

Police say a man was trying to hide and steal several items inside the Exxon station on Versailles Road just before midnight. Officers say when the clerk confronted the man, the suspect pulled a knife, then ran out of the gas station.

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The clerk was not hurt.

Police did not release a description of the robber.

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Missing Person Apryl Foster Last Seen in Tampa, FL Still Missing

Friends, family, co-workers and strangers are keeping hope that they’ll find 33-year-old Apryl Foster.

Tampa police released surveillance photos Thursday showing what the Brandon woman looked like early Feb. 12 when she was last seen.

One week after her disappearance, co-workers at Ulele restaurant in Tampa held a vigil. They’re hopeful that officers will find their friend. “She was a special person that glowed. She smiled. She lived life every moment,” says Richard Gonzmart, owner of Ulele.

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Gonzmart and his family have given a considerable amount to the reward fund. They’re hoping the $25,000 reward will encourage anyone with information on Foster to come forward. “We haven’t given up and we won’t ever give up.”

At the Bad Monkey in Ybor City, the bar and the Tampa Bay Brewing Company are working together to raise money for her parents. Craig and Peggy Beman drove here from Texas to look for their daughter. Foster met friends at the Bad Monkey after getting off of her shift at Ulele. She left the Bad Monkey just after midnight last Thursday.

“Ybor City is where the heart beats in Tampa and when something like this happens all of down here, it just kills us and we just want to pull together as a family and do something,” says Mike Doble with the Tampa Bay Brewing Company. He never met Foster, but like others in the community, he worries for her.

He says hope is not lost, “I’m driving around and I can’t help but look down alleys and look down the streets and wonder, ‘where did she go?”

And hope is not lost. Investigators are hoping for tips that give them leads. They want people look at her pictures and look out for cars that match the description of her 2009 red Chevrolet Aveo.

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Pedophile Tracking Ex NY Coach Gets 50 Years in Prison

A former basketball coach already convicted in New York state court for sexual assaults on children has been sentenced in federal court on similar charges to 50 years in prison.

The U.S. attorney’s office said 60-year-old Richard Dinizo of Cortlandt Manor was sentenced in White Plains on Tuesday after pleading guilty to abusing seven children under 11 years old.

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Prosecutors say Dinizo recorded the abuse and transported the videos out of state. They say he blindfolded the children.

In February of last year, Dinizo was sentenced to 25 years to life for sex acts with three grade-school girls after pleading guilty in state court.

State prosecutors said Dinizo had coached at various schools and leagues but had not coached the girls involved.

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