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Alleged Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Ring Target of Federal Lawsuit
Date:3/6/2008

p>The Court filing alleges that, once at the clinic, the solicited individuals are often coerced and deceived into treatment through a process the organization calls "conversion." Potential patients are allegedly told they have sustained substantial injuries and require an immediate course of treatment. The complaint further alleges patients are then put through a standardized and unnecessary treatment plan. Once a solicited individual is "converted" into a patient, they are referred to a personal injury law office associated with the organization. The Complaint alleges persons working at these law offices often come directly to the clinics to "sign up" patients as clients.

The Defendants

Named in the suit are Michael Kent Plambeck, D.C., Michael Capobianco, D.C., Paul Grindstaff, D.C., Robert Ekin D.C., Glen Wilcoxson, M.D., Randall Toca, Roland G. Toca II, Angel Junio, Douglas Friedman, Jennifer Giessner, Kim Grindstaff, Charles Mora, Irma Escandon, and Attorneys Eugene Mercier, Rodney Sipes, Margaret Ingle, Thomas Magelaner, Andrew LoCicero, and Scot Labourdette. Business entities named in the suit include Chiropractic Strategies Group, Inc., Media Placement Services, Inc., Professional Management Group, LLC, Law Office Network, LLC and associated clinics in Texas, Ohio, Indiana, and Alabama.

Call to Action

Persons who have knowledge of, or have been victimized by, the scheme alleged in the complaint are encouraged to report this information to the National Insurance Crime Bureau at 1-800-TEL-NICB (1-800-835-6422).

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