Fraud scheme included eating glass!

Did you hear about the man, Ronald Evano, that was sentenced last month to more than five years in jail due to his role in a fraud scheme in which he and his wife are said to have intentionally eaten glass fragments in order to collect more than $200,000 in compensation from a multi-state insurance company?

Evano was also ordered to repay as much as $340,000 for his role in defrauding insurers, grocery stores, restaurants, hospitals and doctors in the scheme in which both he and his wife claimed that there was glass in the food that they had eaten.

The couple filed fraudulent insurance claims worth more than $200,000 and incurred more than $100,000 in unpaid medical bills between 1997 and 2005 across several states.

Evano plead guilty to charges in federal court to 20 counts of mail fraud, conspiracy, wire fraud, identity theft, and making false statements on health care matters and social security fraud.

Evano’s wife, Mary, remains a fugitive. An arrest warrant has been issued for Mary Evano listing the same charges that her husband plead guilty to in August.

Evano asked the judge for mercy, saying in court that he and his wife are members of the minority Roma community, and needed the money to pay for dowries and other costs associated with the marriages of his sons under cultural practices.






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He’ll live in a Grotto

Get this story – An Italian sociologist hopes to spend up to three years hunkered in a small, chilly underground cave in central Italy to better understand the body’s natural cycles, the daily newspaper La Repubblicareported.

Maurizio Montalbini, 53, moved into his new grotto home this week. He intends to pass more than 1,000 days drinking water from a small pipe, and eating food pills at meals. But he has also brought a few treats: four kilograms of honey, two kilograms of nuts, and 1.5 kilograms of chocolate, according to La Repubblica.

His sojourn aims to better understand the body’s natural rhythms to determine better medical dosages and fight stress and insomnia.

I’ll bet you $1000 he doesn’t last a year! I’m sure I’d go nuts if I was stuck in there for THREE years! Holy smokes!

How do you think you’d do?

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A lot of Weed for one deep sleep

How much pot does it take to get to sleep?

After police found 638 marijuana plants in a Hastings, England, warehouse rented by David Churchward in September, he said he was forced to grow the plants (which would make more than 280,000 marijuana cigarettes) to help his wife, because she has difficulty sleeping. And Reuters reported in September that a farm woman in Lobez, Poland, who had been charged with growing marijuana, said she was forced to because her cow had been acting “skittish and unruly” until she put cannabis in the feed.

I wonder if this little guy has been eating any marijuana munchies, or if he just needs some sleep too?

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Lawyer can’t think Logically?

At the Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court in England in July, Andrew Curzon was charged with wrongfully attempting to cash a neighbor’s pension-adjustment check, in the equivalent of about $220,000. The explanation by Curzon (who is a law student) is that he has “dyspraxia,” which renders him unable “to engage in logical thinking.”

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