Well, it looks like we’ve got eight more posers to bring into jail. Eight additional individuals have been burned as they’ve just been sentenced for their participation in the widespread staged-accident fraud scheme in New Orleans.
From February 15th on, Herbert Allen had been sentenced to about three years and even a month in prison, which was briefly followed by three years of supervised release.
Meanwhile, Dion Ridley had claimed about six months in prison, briefly followed by a year of supervised release.
In accordance to the words of U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans, Allen had claimed that he had been a driver of a car that was hit by a tractor-trailer on June 28th, 2017. Of course, this has been discovered to have actually been under false pretenses. Meanwhile, Ridley stated ever so boldly how he was a passenger in the same car hat Allen was driving. But really what happened was that the others had driven the car and crash-collided into a truck on purpose. Allen himself was in the process able to secure a $50,000 settlement from the owner and insurer of the truck, all while Ridley had pocketed $90,000.
Other individuals that were found guilty included three people that had been sentenced on March 1st. Those being Tanya Givens, Dakota Diggs and Bernell Gale. Givens and Diggs only had five years of probation while Gale had only three years. Diggs had been ordered to pay about $11,000 in restitution while Givens had been ordered to pay about $360,000 in restitution.
But that’s not all! Here are more folks involved with a staged-accident scandal.
In the opinion of Evans, Givens had given way to stage an accident for a truck on March 27th, 2017. After which there were claims of personal injuries made, while including another passenger. All through fraudulent claims, Givens got about $272,500. Diggs and Gale themselves had supposedly been passengers in other vehicles that were instrumental in staged collisions on May 17th, 2017. And the claimed injuries themselves are set to receive about $10,000, approximately, from insurance and trucking companies.
Troy Smith himself had been sentenced on March 8th for six months in prison and three years of supervised release for his own role in a staged accident that occurred on May 17th, 2020. Smith himself had been a passenger in a car that hit a tractor-trailer while falsely claiming how the truck hit the car.
Upon March 22nd, Marvel Francois had sentences lasting up to five years of probation and 100 hours of community service, while being ordered to pay around or even more than $20,000 in restitution. In regards to the crash, Francois had reported to police that she was driving her Dodge Durango while the truck had struck the car.
Troylnn Brown had been sentenced March 29th, to two years in prison and three years of supervised release. Brown was wrong for claiming that her codefendant Herbert Allen had been the driver of a car hit by a truck on June 28th, 2017. In actuality, the car was driven by some other person, while Brown lied in a civil deposition, with claims that Allen had been driving the car. She had secured a $70,000 settlement from the insurer and the owner of the commercial vehicle.