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Conspiracy provided thousands of identity documents
to illegal aliens
Kansas City infoZine Share
Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that 14 defendants, including six members of a St. Joseph, Mo., family and three Guatemalan nationals in Carthage, Mo., have been indicted by a federal grand jury for participating in a more than $5 million conspiracy that utilized the Missouri Department of Revenue license office in St. Joseph to provide more than 3,500 fraudulent identity documents to illegal aliens across the United States. More
Louisiana Citizens asks state high court
to rethink $100 million award
Property Casualty 360 Share
Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Corp. does not think the state Supreme Court addressed all of the issues it should have before reinstating what now is a judgment of more than $100 million for policyholders. More
In state of the state, Fla. Gov. Scott talks insurance fraud
Property Casualty 360 Share
In his state of the state address, Florida Governor Rick Scott laid out the case for auto-insurance reforms that would crack down on fraud abuse in the state's no-fault system. He says fraud is "estimated to cost Floridians $900 million. If we do not act, the Office of Insurance Regulation predicts that costs for consumers will continue to spiral out of control." More
Council requests report on costs to insure non-married city employees
Eight of the nine Cincinnati City Council members joined together recently to request a report from the city administration on the costs to insure non-married employees and their cohabitating adult partners. Only Councilman Charlie Winburn was not included on the motion. Councilman Chris Seelbach is leading the effort. More
Santa Cruz City Council OKs targets, not firm cuts, for police
San Jose Mercury News Share
The City Council recently approved up to $400,000 in reduction targets for public safety and administration effective this summer to help trim a $4.7 million deficit projected during the next 18 months. City Manager Martín Bernal had sought $200,000 in police cuts and $120,000 in reductions to two administrative departments, in addition to $80,000 saved through a firefighting management consolidation with University of California Santa Cruz. More
Oklahoma woman, pet kangaroo moving to another city over spat with local officials
New York Daily News Share
An Oklahoma woman who keeps a partially paralyzed kangaroo as a therapy pet said recently that she is moving to another city over a spat with local officials, even though they insist they haven't told her to go or threatened to seize the animal. More