JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville chiropractor Richie Cabigting is facing charges in connection with an alleged staged car accident scheme with three others.
U.S. Attorney Robert O'Neill accuses 35-year-old Cabigting along with 28-year-old Haidar Kazim, 31-year-old Kassem Kazim, and 26-year-old Todd Jackson with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and mail fraud.
According to the indictment, the U.S. Attorney's office plans to forfeit $193,002.62 which was seized from a Compass Bank account. The money is allegedly the profits from the alleged scheme.
The indictment goes on to say that Haidar Kazim allegedly recruited people to participate in staged car accidents while Kassem Kazim allegedly instructed participants on how to conduct the crashes and what to tell police officers.
The chiropractor, Cabigting, allegedly provided money to the Kazim's to pay the "at fault" drivers, including Todd Jackson. The participants in the scheme were then "treated" at Cabigting's ChiroMed Plus, LLC.
Insurance companies were billed for the fraudulent services.
If convicted, each man faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison on each count.