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AG Laxalt Announces Guilty Plea In Pedestrian Accident Scheme

Suspect Pleads Guilty Of Insurance Fraud And Could Get Four Years In Jail

November 28, 2018 - 1:34 pm
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LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - Las Vegas, NV – Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt announced that 25-year-old Sojourner T. Danyal Marable, of Monrovia, California, pleaded guilty to one count of insurance fraud, a category “D” felony. The crime was committed in 2015.  

Marable was involved in the pedestrian accident scheme along with Tameka Nicole Green, who pleaded guilty in August to one count of multiple transactions involving fraud or deceit in the course of an enterprise or occupation, and one count of attempt theft. The fraudulent scheme involved presenting false claims to insurance companies claiming that a pedestrian was hit and injured by an insured’s motor vehicle. The accidents never occurred, but the claimants reported medical treatment to increase their chances of a higher settlement with insurance companies.

“Hardworking Nevadans who pay for automobile insurance are being protected by my Insurance Fraud Control Unit,” said Laxalt. “Yet another individual involved in this pedestrian accident scheme has been brought to justice.”

The crime of insurance fraud is punishable by up to four years of imprisonment and a fine of $5,000. Marable is scheduled to be sentenced March 28, 2019, in the Eighth Judicial District Court.

This case was investigated by the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the Office of the Nevada Attorney General’s Insurance Fraud Control Unit. The Insurance Fraud Control Unit is prosecuting this case.