Attorney Who Filed Fraudulent Roof Hail Damage Claims Sentenced To Prison

 Monday, June 25, 2018


A former attorney with offices in Arlington and McAllen, Texas was sentenced to five years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to insurance fraud and barratry, or litigation for profit, the Tarrant County district attorney’s office said.Richard Kent Livesay schemed to bill insurers for fraudulent hailstorm damage to roofs without the knowledge or consent of homeowners, the district attorney said.
He was arrested in June of last year, said Samantha K. Jordan of the district attorney’s office. He would have received more than $300,000 in fraudulent payments if his fraud hadn’t been discovered first by investigators from the Texas Department of Insurance, Jordan said.
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