The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Insurance Fraud Bureau of Massachusetts to fund investigations and prosecutions of insurance fraud said Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan in a press release.
The grant was presented to District Attorney Ryan by Daniel Johnston, executive director of the Insurance Fraud Bureau of Massachusetts last month.
The $50,000 grant is funded by Arbella Mutual Insurance Company, which has funded insurance fraud investigations across the state since 1993 through an agreement with the Insurance Fraud Bureau.
“Our office has had a longstanding, productive partnership with the Insurance Fraud Bureau investigating and prosecuting those who commit insurance fraud,” said Ryan. “Insurance fraud and abuse of the system costs everyone money. This financial support allows us to continue our work in this area.”
DA Ryan has formed the Special Investigations Unit to investigate cases of fraud, embezzlement, drug trafficking, white collar crimes and related illegal activity. The Unit includes a team of Assistant District Attorneys, Financial Analysts, Forensic Examiners, Paralegals and State Police detectives.
The grant money received today will pay for continued investigations by prosecutors in the Special Investigations Unit of the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office and cover staff costs associated with the office’s role in the Community Insurance Fraud Initiative.
The Middlesex District Attorney has an office in Framingham.