Three LA Men Must Pay $344,000 for Insurance Fraud After 15 Crashes

SAN FERNANDO – Three Los Angeles men involved in staging auto accidents on local freeways were sentenced Monday, Nov. 22, to state prison and ordered to pay nearly $344,000 in restitution after pleading no contest to insurance fraud and assault charges.

The case against Victor Valle-Diaz, Eduardo Retana and Ausencio Gomez stemmed from 15 crashes involving 21 victims — some of whom suffered severe injuries — between January 2020 and September 2020, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Read the full news article.  Los Angeles Daily News, 11/22/2021

Read the press release. California Department of Insurance, 11/24/2021


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