6 active, retired NYPD officers arrested by FBI, charged with for $18 million insurance fraud

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November 07, 2019 - 1:59 pm

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Six current or former NYPD employees have been charged in an $18 million insurance fraud scheme.

Angela Myers, Latifah Abdul-Khaliq, Shakeema Foster, Kourtnei Williams, Makkah Shabazz and Yaniris Deleon are charged with accepting bribes for providing confidential information about crash victims, which they obtained "while discharging their official duties for the NYPD," according to an indictment in the Southern District of New York.

The Daily News reports that Deleon was taken into custody on Wednesday, and that all six are expected to appear in federal court Thursday afternoon. 

The indictment claims that the scheme's ringleader, Anthony Rose, used confidential driver information to contact crash victims and steer them to receive medical treatment and legal services from a handpicked collection of clinics and lawyers, who paid kickbacks to Rose for the referrals.

Rose and his co-conspirators earned about $3,000 per referral, and steered approximately 6,000 crash victims to their network. 

In total, 27 people are charged in the scheme, including hospital employees. The indictment alleges that the fraud began in 2014.