No-fault Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme Leader Gets 7 Years Prison Sentence


A senior leader of the massive no-fault auto insurance fraud scheme has been sentenced to seven years in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. 

U.S. District Judge Paul Gardephe issued the sentence against Jelani Wray, one of the leaders of the no-fault auto insurance scheme in New York and New Jersey. In October 2021, he pleaded guilty to bribing a federal agent.

In November 2019, Wray was among the 27 individuals including five 911 operators and a New York City police officer were arrested and indicted for their roles in the multi-million dollars no-fault auto insurance fraud scheme.

Wray and his co-conspirators bribed 911 operators, medical personnel and police officers to obtain the confidential information of tens of thousands of people involved in motor vehicle accidents.

Using the information, Wray and his co-conspirators contacted motor vehicle accident victims. lied to them, and directed to clinics and lawyers whom they handpicked. These clinics and lawyers then paid kickbacks to Wray and his co-conspirators.