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United States V. Ian Stuart, A/k/a “Ian Stuart-Smith,” A/k/a “John Harris,” A/k/a “John Harrington,” 04 Cr. 1361 (JSR)


In December 2004, Ian Stuart, a/k/a “Ian Stuart-Smith,” a/k/a “John Harris,” a/k/a “John Harrington,” was indicted on federal insurance fraud charges related to a massive insurance fraud scheme by which Stuart allegedly induced various entities, through their insurance agents, throughout the United States and Canada to purchase over $7 million of commercial liability insurance policies which were fraudulently issued. According to the Indictment, Stuart operated purported insurance brokerages called Surplus Lines, Inc., Heritage, Inc., a/k/a Heritage International, Inc., a/k/a Heritage Agency, Inc., and Rupertsland Insurance Intermediaries, Ltd., a/k/a Rupertsland Intermediaries, Ltd., a/k/a Rupersland, which were located in New York, New York, and Ontario, Canada. The charges against Stuart are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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If you believe you were a victim of these crimes and you wish to receive notice of future developments in the case, to submit written information concerning the impact this crime has had on you to assist the court in determining (if applicable) the sentence and any possible restitution, or to attend the sentencing hearing, please contact:

Wendy Olsen Clancy
Victim/Witness Coordinator
United States Attorney's Office
One St. Andrew's Plaza
New York, New York 10007
(866) 874-8900


Updated November 27, 2015