The Houston ACFE is happy to partner with Audimation Services to host a virtual seminar in lieu of the monthly training luncheon.
Title: "What's Happening in NOLA? A Massive Staged Accident Trucking Fraud!"
Speaker: Nick Arnold, Trial Partner at Blue Williams LLP, New Orleans, LA
Description: "Have you been in an accident with an eighteen-wheeler? Call my office!" How many times have you heard this while watching daytime TV from attorneys? Eighteen-wheeler drivers are the targets of many daytime commercials. Some unscrupulous persons have decided to help this scenario along by staging trucking accidents. A massive staged accident trucking ring was recently discovered in Louisiana and is the subject of an extensive federal fraud being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Louisiana State Police, National Crime Insurance Bureau, and private insurance companies and attorneys. Involved participants include "cappers" and "runners," law enforcement, medical providers, and attorneys. Dozens have been indicted by the US Attorney's office and the investigation is ongoing. There has even been a murder of a cooperating defendant as well!
Nick Arnold has been following this investigation and is going to give a detailed discussion of what has happened in this case to date.
Bio: Nick Arnold is a civil defense attorney who litigates for insurers and self-insured clients throughout Louisiana and Texas. Nick’s trial practice focuses on first and third party property and liability claims, bad faith, fraud, and coverage disputes. Nick is a proud graduate of both LSU and Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. He is a board member of both the New Orleans Claims Association and the New Orleans Association of Defense Counsel. Nick is a partner at Blue Williams in New Orleans
- Learn what staged accidents look like and how they affect the public
- Learn how the state and federal government and private industry work together to stop insurance vehicle fraud
- Learn how law enforcement and federal prosecutors cooperate to ensure appropriate prosecution for federal crimes
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CPE Credits: 1 CPE Credit for CFE certification
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Delivery Method: Group Live (Delivered online due to Covid-19)
Prerequisites: Not Applicable
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications [Fraud]
Who Should Attend: Anti-fraud professionals, Auditors, Accountants, Attorneys, Investigators, Law Enforcement, Educators, Students
Advanced Preparation: None
Program Level: Basic
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