Yahoo, August 24, 2020

The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans late last week indicted 11 individuals in connection with a scam to create crashes between cars and 18-wheelers and cash in on insurance payments.

The indictment, handed down by U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana Peter Strasser, is for alleged "staged" accidents with tractor-trailers going back to 2017.

The indictment alleges seven counts of mail fraud against each of the individuals because the funds used to pay them were sent via the U.S. Postal Service.

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