Crash Ring

Insurance Fraud

  • "Russian Mike" ran a crash ring.
  • Made $279 Mill false injury claims from real and phantom car wrecks.
  • Doctors and lawyers were in on it.
  • One of the doctors was an owner of a fake clinic, she earned $10k a month a sign false medical paperwork.
  • Lawyers harassed auto insurers with false claims.
  • Recruiters were bribed $2-3k for each crash "victim" they found.
  • The NYPD exposed the ring by posing as crash vicitms.
  • 37 members of the ring were convicted. Mike faces 100 years in federal prison.