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Gang Jailed For UK 'Crash For Cash' Insurance Scam

Law360, London (January 8, 2019, 5:23 PM GMT) -- Sixteen members of a U.K. gang linked to dozens of deliberate car crashes and almost £1.2 million ($1.5 million) in fraudulent insurance claims have been sentenced for their roles in the so-called crash-for-cash scam, with eight getting prison sentences, an insurance industry body has said.

Raja Mehmood, 35, the ringleader of the organized crime group that operated in the commuter town of Luton, north of London, was jailed for six years. He was believed to have been behind approximately 80 staged motor accidents between 2013 and 2015.

Fifteen members of the group were also sentenced after a three-day hearing at St Albans Crown...

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