Corrupt Attorney Is Sentenced to Prison After Insurance Fraud Conspiracy
Posted on behalf of Arnold Law Firm on Sep 10, 2014 in Arnold Law Firm
Corrupt Attorneys and Medical Professionals
Joseph P. Haddad, an attorney, was sentenced to jail for 51 months by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in July 2014. Haddad, along with two chiropractors and an unlicensed doctor, was found guilty of defrauding insurance companies of more than $1.7 million.
Haddad and his co-conspirators were fabricating medical reports, drumming up barely injured car accident victims and prescribing them narcotics and chiropractic treatment all in an effort to increase insurance settlements. For years, the group leveraged a network of corrupt healthcare and legal professionals to submit fraudulent personal injury settlement claims to insurance companies.
The Consequences of Hiring an Attorney With no Ethics
Because attorneys have access to confidential and valuable information, it is vital that they abide by the Rules of Professional Conduct. When unethical attorneys violate the Rules of Professional Conduct, the consequences for innocent clients can be catastrophic.
Clients may lose many legal and professional rights and opportunities, including:
- Case deadlines
- Opportunities to appeal
Unreliable and unethical attorneys can derail entire cases and rob clients of their opportunity hold negligible parties accountable. At our firm, we put clients first. Our clients depend on superior legal research and representation in order to get the compensation they deserve.
It is important to investigate the history, standing and reputation of any firm or attorney with whom you intend to do business. At Arnold Law Firm, we pride ourselves on the level of legal service we provide to our clients.
The Arnold Law Firm Commitment to Integrity
As practitioners of the law for over 30 years, we are embarrassed to see an attorney engage in fraudulent and greedy conduct. We condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the actions of Haddad and other attorneys who exploit their role as officers of the court to break the law. Unethical lawyers perpetuate the myth that all lawyers are corrupt and simply have not yet been caught.
At Arnold Law Firm, we value our role in pursuing justice on behalf of our clients and feel privileged to work with injured patients who are entitled to compensation for their injuries.
Our clients testimonials speak for themselves.