Insurer Says Doctor In Whiplash Fraud Should Be In Prison

Law360, London (February 12, 2019, 11:35 PM GMT) -- One of Britain’s biggest car insurers told the Court of Appeal on Tuesday that a doctor who assisted a fraudulent insurance claim by submitting a fake medical report should spend time in prison, claiming the lower court’s decision to issue a suspended sentence was wrong and the sentence was too short.

Lawyers for Liverpool Victoria Insurance Company Ltd. said a High Court judge failed to attach sufficient weight to the strong public interest in Dr. Asef Zafar receiving an immediate and substantial custodial sentence for his role in a fraudulent whiplash claim.

Zafar, who made £350,000 ($451,466) a year in addition to...

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