‘Slammers’ caused crashes, then blamed truckers to collect insurance money, feds say

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The Kansas City Star

A group of people from Louisiana staged car wrecks in which a driver would intentionally collide with semitractor-trailer trucks in order to collect settlement money, authorities said. The group scammed thousands of dollars from insurance companies, commercial carriers and trucking companies over the years, court documents show. Now, a woman involved in the scheme faces up to five years in prison, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Louisiana. Latrell Johnson, 30, of New Orleans, pleaded guilty on March 16 to one count of conspiracy to commit mail f…

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