Twelve Illinois people are among the practically two dozen people who confront federal prices for an alleged $26 million insurance plan-fraud scheme that lasted just about a decade.
Prosecutors say the defendants submitted fake programs to get lifestyle insurance policy guidelines and then tricked carriers into spending demise added benefits by lying about the identities of deceased folks.
The feds say the defendants would pay out premiums on the insurance policies for two several years, until eventually the period of time for contestability expired. Promises for dying advantages would then be submitted making use of untrue dying certificates. The defendants are also accused of lying to regulation enforcement, 1st responders, health care personnel, funeral household staff and cemetery staff members.
The indictment seeks forfeiture of at least $26 million in alleged unwell-gotten gains, as well as nine luxurious motor vehicles, 8 Rolex watches and properties in Orland Park, Bridgeview and Burbank.
Those people charged from the Chicago area contain James Mills, Juley Ely, Ginger Ely and Joe Rouga of Oak Garden Frank Costello of Hoffman Estates Mary Bacco of Bridgeview Steve Montega, Niko Ristick and Ricky Blanca of Orland Park Mark Blanca and Diana Lumas of Burbank and Joe John of Arlington Heights.
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