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Yuma Contractor Sentenced to 87 Months for Insurance Fraud

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Arizona

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Isrrael Millan, III, 43, of Yuma, Arizona, was sentenced last week by United States District Judge Roslyn O. Silver to 87 months in prison. Millan also was ordered to pay $391,279.45 in restitution to the victim insurance companies. Millan was found guilty by a jury on December 13, 2022, of Conspiracy, Wire and Mail Fraud, and Money Laundering.

Millan’s conviction was related to several insurance fraud schemes that took place between 2018 and 2020 in Yuma, Arizona. The schemes included staging vehicle accidents, as well as deliberately flooding residences, and then submitting fraudulent claims to insurance companies. One of the incidents occurred in the early morning of June 2, 2019, when two individuals Millan recruited deliberately crashed a U-Haul moving truck into the Sunshine Market and Liquors Convenience Store in Yuma. Millan worked as a general contractor and made fraudulent claims related to the damage caused by some of these 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, Phoenix, handled the prosecution.

CASE NUMBER:           CR-20-00713-PHX-ROS
RELEASE NUMBER:    2023-052_Millan

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Diana L. Varela
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Updated April 10, 2023

Financial Fraud
Press Release Number: 2023-052_Millan