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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Arizona

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 19, 2022

Yuma Contractor Convicted of Insurance Fraud

PHOENIX, Ariz. – On Tuesday, Isrrael Millan, III, 40, of Yuma, Arizona, was found guilty by a federal jury on one count of Conspiracy to Commit Fraud, eight counts of Wire Fraud, two counts of Mail Fraud, and four counts of Money Laundering. Sentencing is scheduled for February 21, 2023, before Senior United States District Judge Roslyn O. Silver. 

Millan’s charges were related to several insurance fraud schemes that occurred in Yuma, Arizona, between 2018 and 2020. The schemes included staging vehicle accidents, as well as deliberately flooding residences and then submitting fraudulent claims to insurance companies related to those incidents. One of the incidents occurred in the early morning of June 2, 2019, when two individuals recruited by Millan purposefully crashed a U-Haul moving truck into the Sunshine Market and Liquor Convenience Store in Yuma.

The evidence at trial revealed that Millan worked as a general contractor and made fraudulent claims related to the damage caused by the incidents in an effort to collect insurance proceeds.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation in this case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Raymond K. Woo and Aron Ketchel, District of Arizona, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.

 

CASE NUMBER:            CR-20-00713-PHX-ROS
RELEASE NUMBER:    2022-225_Millan

 

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Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Press Release Number: 
2022-225_Millan
Updated December 19, 2022