What is my potential liability if I made false recorded statements to an auto insurance attorney saying that I witnessed an accident for my brother so he wouldn’t loose his license?

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What is my potential liability if I made false recorded statements to an auto insurance attorney saying that I witnessed an accident for my brother so he wouldn’t loose his license?

Asked on August 1, 2015 under Insurance Law, Maryland

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

1) You have committed insurance fraud (and/or aided & abetted, or conspired with, your brother to commit insurance fraud), which is a felony--you could be looking at jail time, with the exact amount dependent on what precisely, you are charged with.

2) You could be fined by the government, instead of or in addition to jail time.

3) You could be sued by the insurer for any amounts they had to pay out in compensation due (at least in part) to your testimony or statements.


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