Insurance Legion of Shame.

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Welcome to the Insurance Fraud Legion of Shame. The year's convicted extreme schemers were chosen by the New York Alliance Against Insurance Fraud.

Driven to deceive. Michael Danilovich (NYC) masterminded a massive fraud ring that stole $279 million in false injury claims from bogus and setup car wrecks. It was one of the largest such crimes in U.S. history.

Burning desire. Samuel Crawford (Canandaigua) burned down his vacant rental home because he was having problems leasing it due to code violations. Two adjacent homes also were damaged.

Fiery fraud. Jesus Cruz (Newburgh) burned down his store after inspectors cut off power due to code violations. Cruz lit up gasoline he spread around the main floor and basement.

Medical madness. Dr. Gregory B. Shankman (Utica office) billed for giving workers-compensation exams on fully 150 days he was traveling elsewhere in New York--and even vacationing in Iceland.

Wound madness. Dr. Syed Imran Ahmed (Long Island) billed Medicare $85 million for wound treatments he never performed. That included 600 surgeries for one elderly woman.

Unsober sober homes. Yury Baumblit ran unsafe...

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