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Thursday, January 04, 2007

Westport Attorney Pleads Guilty on Federal Charges

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A Westport attorney pleaded guilty today on federal fraud charges.

Bruce Corrigan Jr., 58, of Southport, waived his indictment and pleaded guilty on one count of mail fraud before U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Aterton in New Haven federal court, prosecutors said. Corrigan has a law office at 1853 Post Road East in Westport.

In court, Corrigan admitted he mailed a false document to MetLife as part of a scheme to obtain over $4,500 in payments, federal officials said.

According to federal officials, Corrigan was approached by an undercover FBI agent in March 2003 during an investigation on health care and insurance fraud that involved Corrigan’s practice and the East Avenue Chiropractic Center in Norwalk.

The undercover agent posed as an individual who had been involved in an automobile accident, according to federal officials, and provided Corrigan with a document that falsely stated that the agent had a claim for $4,550 in lost wages. The agent told Corrigan that the document was false, officials said.

Corrigan submitted the document to the undercover agent’s insurance company MetLife, officials said, and sought to obtain payment for lost wages in settling the agent’s claim with the company.

The matter was part of “Operation Settle Back,” which was an undercover health care fraud investigation by the FBI.

Four other people also pleaded guilty as part of the investigation, including Westporter Dr. Richard Fogel (See WestportNow May 25, 2006).

Fogel pleaded guilty to one count of health care fraud and agreed to pay $1.1 million in restitution. He awaits sentencing.

Corrigan’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 23, and he faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a fine up to $250,000.

Posted 01/04/07 at 05:42 PM


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