Insurance fraud sting nets 15 from Brooklyn

BROOKLYN - Federal prosecutors in New York charged 36 people Wednesday, including 15 from Brooklyn, in one of the largest-ever insurance fraud busts.

Investigators say the scheme robbed private insurance companies of more than $279 million and relied on corrupt medical professionals. They say three of the Brooklyn suspects are doctors.

The defendants face a maximum of 30-70 years in prison if convicted.

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