Prosecutors: Man admits guilt in insurance scam

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Associated Press

Posted on April 29, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 29 at 4:03 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors say a 42-year-old man has pleaded guilty to charges that he operated a chiropractor's office as a front for an auto insurance scam that bilked companies out of $1.2 million.

Marion Young offered his plea Monday in federal court in Houston. Authorities say he ran the defunct office in Bryan to create fraudulent bills for treatments that were never performed. Young also recruited alleged accident victims to be represented by a Bryan-area law firm. The fraudulent billing caused the insurance companies to issue settlement checks, with the proceeds split by Young and at least four other defendants.

Young's sentencing is scheduled for Sept. 16. He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $250,000. Three others are scheduled to go to trial in September.

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