Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Role in Insurance Fraud Ring

An insurance adjuster has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison for his part in a staged auto collision ring in which 26 other defendants are charged, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

Erwin Raul Mejia (dob 8/11/75) was given the combined sentence on June 8 after he pleaded guilty to six felony counts of insurance fraud in case LA086888 and four felony counts of insurance fraud in case BA465917.

Mejia, who was convicted of insurance fraud in 2005 as well, was ordered to pay almost $700,000 in restitution to six insurance companies, including three where he had been employed, as part of the June 6 negotiated plea agreement.