New York State is losing tens of millions of dollars in lost taxes and fees each year because hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers are illegally registering vehicles in other states.
New York State Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Queens) said Sunday that it is time for a crackdown on the practice of staging auto accidents to defraud insurance companies.
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Ten years following the death of Alice Ross, a Queens grandmother who was killed in a staged an auto accident by criminals seeking to exploit the state’s no-fault insurance laws, Alice’s Bill is extremely close to finally becoming law.
Assemblymember David I. Weprin (DFresh Meadows) and David M. Schwartz, Esq., spokesperson for New Yorkers Stand Against Insurance Fraud (NYSAIF) held a press conference on Alice’s Law at City Hall Park to push for its passage by both houses and Governor Andrew Cuomo’s signature.
The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance (NYSTF) could significantly reduce rampant auto registration fraud in New York by cross checking their records with a simple Excel spreadsheet, New Yorkers Stand Against Auto Insurance Fraud (NYSAIF), an organization of concerned New York drivers working to end auto insurance fraud in New York, today charged.
On the very same day that eight men were arrested on Long Island for intentionally causing road accidents to scam insurance companies out of more than $1 million, “Alice’s Bill,” a measure to make staged accidents a standalone crime in New York passed the State Senate, the drivers group New Yorkers Stand Against Auto Insurance Fraud (NYSAIF) today reported.
Residents on Staten Island are calling their state lawmakers’ offices to blow the whistle on neighbors who are illegally registering their cars out of state to save money on auto insurance.
With the announcement last week that a national insurance company has filed a $1.7 million medical fraud lawsuit against two New York medical corporations, New Yorkers Stand Against Insurance Fraud (NYSAIF) is renewing its call on the state legislature to finally pass legislation to reform the state’s no-fault laws in the 2013 Legislative Session.
The Attorney General’s office announced the arrest of 16 individuals over the weekend who were allegedly involved in six separate stage accidents schemes — including crashes into a New York City bus, livery vehicles, and rented cars.