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Nearly every Texan has some form of insurance, so it isn’t at all surprising that health insurance fraud is one of the more prevalent white-collar criminal acts. Perhaps it was just a misunderstanding, or maybe the claimant experienced a momentary lapse in judgment, but an accusation of fraud can make life absolutely miserable. Anyone who faces accusations of this nature should immediately speak with a knowledgeable Houston area insurance fraud lawyer.
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Insurance claim fraud is defined in Section 35.02 of the Texas Penal Code. Providing inaccurate information related to a policy application or claim for the purpose of deceiving an insurer is a crime. The following acts are prohibited:
Unlawful insurance applications and claims often arise from the following types of insurance:
A conviction can result in a criminal record, incarceration, financial penalties and ineligibility for certain types of employment, professional licenses, security clearances and education programs. The specific punishment for a conviction will depend on the nature of the crime, the value of the claim, the criminal record of the defendant and whether the offense possessed the capacity to cause injury or death. The following penalties are possible for insurance fraud:
Speak with a Houston insurance fraud attorney to learn how to fight your charges.
To schedule a complimentary consultation with attorney Shahin Zamir, call 713-223-8900.