The U.S. attorney in New York charged 22 people in a broad health-and-auto-insurance scheme, including the owner and manager of All Country Medical in New York and the owner of ROV Management, which operates a medical clinic in Brooklyn. Prosecutors alleged that the scheme began in October 2000 and involved staging auto accidents, inflating damage appraisals and directing fake accident victims to the clinics for unnecessary care. The indictment named Boris Zeltser, owner of All Country Medical, and Marina Korsunskaya, a clinic manager; ROV owner Victor Tsekhanovich; 16 claims adjusters; and three "runners" who recruited patients to the clinics for treatment. Tsekhanovich was convicted of insurance fraud in a separate case in 2003 and allegedly participated in the new scheme while on probation. -- by Mark Taylor
22 charged in N.Y. health-and-auto-insurance scam
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