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National Insurance Crime Bureau

Mid-Atlantic Medical Fraud Task Force- Car Accident/Insurance Fraud Scheme

Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney’s Office

District of New Jersey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Hudson County Man Sentenced to One Year in Prison for Role in Car Accident/Insurance Fraud Scheme

NEWARK, N.J. – A Hudson County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 12 months and one day in prison for his role in an automobile accident scheme in which health care practitioners fabricated or exaggerated accident victims’ injuries to support fraudulent insurance claims to Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance plans for medically unnecessary services, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Luis G. Aguirre, 57, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler in Newark federal court to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Judge Chesler imposed the sentence today by videoconference.

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