San Francisco taxi drivers are trying a new tactic in their war against shared car ride services like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar. They’ve taken to alerting insurance companies that the rival drivers may be committing insurance fraud.
A Richmond man has been indicted on more than 100 charges and several other Contra Costa County residents were arrested this week in connection with an insurance fraud scheme in which fires and car crashes were allegedly set up to file false claims, prosecutors said.
Former Daly City Councilwoman Maggie Gomez was sentenced Tuesday morning to six months in San Mateo County Jail after being convicted of two felony counts of insurance fraud.
Daly City Councilwoman Maggie Gomez pleaded no contest Friday to two felony counts of insurance fraud and will have to step down from her council seat, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said.
The owner of a downtown Oakland residential hotel is scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday for a bail hearing after being charged with trying to hire someone to burn down the building.