JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A federal grand jury has indicted Jacksonville chiropractor Richie Cabigting and three other Jacksonville residents with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and mail fraud in connection with a staged car accident scheme.
The indictment also notifies the individuals that the United States intends to confiscate $193,002 allegedly traceable to proceeds of the offense, which was seized from a Compass Bank account.
Cabigting, 35, Haidar Kazim, 28, Kassem Kazim, 31, and Todd Jackson, 26, could each face a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison on each count.
According to the indictment, Haidar Kazim recruited individuals to participate in staged and fraudulent car accidents. Haidar Kazim and Kassem Kazim instructed the participants on how to conduct the crashes and what to tell responding police officers.
Cabigting, a chiropractor and owner of ChiroMed Plus, provided money to Haidar Kazim to pay the "at fault" drivers, including Todd Jackson, in the staged car accidents.
The staged accident participants were then allegedly treated at ChiroMed Plus by Cabigting, who knew that the participants did not need treatment. Insurance companies were then fraudulently billed for services.
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