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Tuesday, 12 June 2018 22:01

NY Man Convicted of Involvement in $1 Million Auto Insurance Fraud

Written by Steven A. Meyerowitz, FC&S Legal

Jean Mythro Davilmar of Brooklyn, NY, has been sentenced to 4 2/3 to 14 years in state prison following his conviction for his participation in what prosecutors characterized as “a massive scheme” to fraudulently obtain commercial car insurance policies and New York State vehicle registrations.

Over an eight-year period, prosecutors said, Davilmar and his co-conspirators fraudulently obtained policies with coverage limits totaling over $1 million by registering more than 100 cars with fake companies, including delivery services, prompting investigators to dub the case “Operation Decoy Delivery.”

Davilmar and his co-conspirators filed forged and falsified documents with insurance carriers, the Kings County Supreme Court Clerk’s Office and the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (“DMV”), the government said.

On Dec. 7, 2017, after a trial that included the testimony of 26 witnesses and the admission of hundreds of documents, Judge Danny Chun found Davilmar guilty of two counts of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree (a Class C felony), 17 counts of Insurance Fraud in the Third Degree (a Class D felony), four counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree (a Class E felony), five counts of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the Second Degree (a Class D felony) and one count of Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree (a Class E felony).

The evidence at trial showed that between May 2006 and June 2014, Davilmar engaged in a complex scheme to obtain commercial auto insurance in the names of fictitious business partnerships by submitting falsified documents and making false statements to multiple governmental agencies and insurance carriers.

Davilmar, who testified at trial, admitted to forming fake companies in order to obtain insurance policies for multiple vehicles. The evidence at trial showed that Davilmar created more than a dozen fictitious business partnerships, including Florist Locomotion, Landscaping Express, Cleaners Express, Mybeda Express, Bedamy Express and Damybe Express. In total, according to the government, Davilmar and his co-conspirators obtained more than 20 commercial insurance policies for over 100 vehicles, with coverage limits of up to $50,000 per accident for each vehicle. On cross-examination, Davilmar admitted to repeatedly using the alias “Jean Claude Marcelin” on documents filed with the DMV, the Kings County Clerk’s Office and multiple auto insurance carriers.

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