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The King Firm hit with RICO lawsuit connected to staged 18-wheeler crashes

WWLTV, By Mike Perlstein, Feb. 9, 2021

An attorney for The King Firm said, "The King Firm has done everything right from beginning to end and will fight against this lawsuit.”

NEW ORLEANS — A prominent New Orleans law firm and one of its lead attorneys have been hit with a federal racketeering lawsuit in connection with a series of truck accidents that authorities say were staged to rip off insurance companies through bogus medical claims and fraudulent lawsuits.

The King Firm, LLC and attorney Jason Giles were sued Tuesday along with six defendants who previously pleaded guilty in a massive investigation that so far has led to 15 guilty pleas following a string of indictments against 33 individuals.

Two of the other defendants in the RICO lawsuit – Damian Lebeaud and Roderick Hickman – have admitted in federal court to being orchestrators of the fraudulent accidents, playing the role of “slammers” by getting behind the wheel to sideswipe 18-wheelers before hopping out to play the role of witnesses when the police arrive.

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