Indictment: Engineering firm altered Sandy damage reports


A New York engineering firm that was hired by insurance companies to evaluate damage caused by Superstorm Sandy faces charges that it illegally altered reports prepared by inspectors in the field. An indictment unsealed Monday charges HiRise Engineering and one of the company’s project managers, Matthew Pappalardo, with felony fraud. Pappalardo also faces charges of practicing engineering without a license. (Via Fox News)

Indictments Against Engineering Firm Hired by Insurance Company Lawyers for Superstorm Sandy Claims


It took some time, but 50 indictments finally emerged for the engineering firm hired by property damage insurance company lawyers to knock down damages for policyholders crushed by Superstorm Sandy. It’s good to see fraud prosecuted, regardless of which side is committing the fraud. Interestingly, however, the insurance industry and the US Chamber of Commerce have not covered the story (that I can find) despite the fact that alleged fraud in litigation is one of their favorite topics. (Via GlobalTort)

Firm accused of scamming Sandy victims out of insurance money


A Uniondale engineering company and one of its former project managers are accused in a scheme to cheat Superstorm Sandy victims out of federal flood insurance money. Prosecutors say Matthew Pappalardo was supposed to be helping Sandy victims get the federal insurance money to repair their homes. The state Attorney General’s Office says the 38-year-old instead directed his employees at HiRise Engineering to alter field reports to say the buildings weren’t that badly damaged in the storm. (Via News 12 Long Island)

Engineering Firm Charged With Fraud Over Sandy Damage Reports


A Nassau County engineering firm and its former project manager have been charged with fraudulently altering reports on residential properties that were damaged in 2012 during Hurricane Sandy, the state Attorney General’s Office announced Monday. (Via New York Law Journal)


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