Thu., November 25, 2010 8:12am (EST)

Prison Sentence in Insurance Fraud
By Associated Press
Updated: 4 years ago

COLUMBUS, Ga.  —  
The defendants will face up to 10 years in prison and a hefty fine after pleading guilty to insurance fraud charges in Columbus. The persons submitted fraudulent claims to AFLAC. (Photo Courtesy of: drunkennoodle1967 via Flickr)
The defendants will face up to 10 years in prison and a hefty fine after pleading guilty to insurance fraud charges in Columbus. The persons submitted fraudulent claims to AFLAC. (Photo Courtesy of: drunkennoodle1967 via Flickr)
Eleven people face up to 10 years in prison each after pleading guilty to insurance fraud charges in a Columbus courtroom.

U.S. Attorney Michael Moore announced the guilty pleas Wednesday. Sentencing hearings for each defendant have not yet been scheduled.

Prosecutors said each person submitted fraudulent claims to insurer American Family Life Assurance Company, commonly called AFLAC, ranging from $243 to more than $67,000. Besides a prison sentence, the defendants also face a $250,000 fine and supervised release.