Woman fined $ 5 million for staging accident with truck
Louisiana`s court passed a sentence to a woman who scammed insurance and trucking companies.
On April 20, 2022, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana announced the sentencing of 27-year-old Keishira Robinson for her involvement in a fake car crash scheme in New Orleans.
Robinson was sentenced to five years’ probation and $4 725 000 fine.
As reported on October 13, 2015, the defendant was in a car with her father Anthony Robinson, Audrey Harris (Anthony’s wife) and their neighbor Jerry Shaffer.
Keishira Robinson, Anthony Robinson, Harris and Shaffer were referred to a lawyer paid by a Damian Labeaud. The defendants were all “treated” by doctors and medical professionals by order of their lawyers, and Anthony Robinson, Harris and Shaffer allegedly had complex surgeries.
In July 2019, trucking and insurance companies paid out $4,7 million in fraudulent claims arising from a staged accident on October 13, 2015.
Anthony Robinson and Harris were previously sentenced to 48 months in prison for conspiracy to commit email fraud.
At sentencing, the court stated that Anthony Robinson and Harry, as well as their accomplices, would be equally liable for $5 073 358,25 in damages.
Both Labeaud and Hickman pleaded guilty in connection with the accident scheme.
Currently, 36 people are prosecuted in the case of staging an accident.