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February 18, 1992 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Adriana Fernandez was a struggling masseuse when a law firm began sending her clients who claimed they had been injured in traffic accidents. Business picked up, but Fernandez said she began to suspect something was wrong when those clients would show up for one visit and never return. Also, she testified recently, it seemed a little unusual that she was asked to bill the law practice of Thomas F. Mullen in Costa Mesa at least $3,500 per client, regardless of whether they received physical therapy.
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May 6, 1992 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marking the county's first prosecution of an attorney on auto insurance fraud, a Costa Mesa lawyer and his assistant were found guilty Tuesday of running a ring that staged traffic accidents and collecting about $250,000 in fake insurance claims. A Superior Court jury deliberated two weeks before finding attorney Thomas F. Mullen, 45, of Costa Mesa guilty of nine counts of conspiracy to commit fraud, grand theft and attempted grand theft. With the felony convictions, the California Bar Assn.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1992 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marking the county's first prosecution of an attorney on auto insurance fraud, a Costa Mesa lawyer and his assistant were found guilty Tuesday of running a ring that staged traffic accidents and collecting about $250,000 in fake insurance claims. A Superior Court jury deliberated two weeks before finding attorney Thomas F. Mullen, 45, of Costa Mesa guilty of nine counts of conspiracy to commit fraud, grand theft and attempted grand theft. With the felony convictions, the California Bar Assn.
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February 20, 1992 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors suffered a serious setback Wednesday when a judge ruled that their star witness does not have to testify against her husband, who is a co-defendant in the county's first prosecution of an attorney charged with auto insurance fraud. Adriana Fernandez, 39, told Superior Judge Everett W. Dickey this week that she thought she was testifying against herself last July in a preliminary hearing and did not realize that her testimony could hurt her husband, Jose J.
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February 20, 1992 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors suffered a serious setback Wednesday when a judge ruled that their star witness does not have to testify against her husband, who is a co-defendant in the county's first prosecution of an attorney charged with auto insurance fraud. Adriana Fernandez, 39, told Superior Judge Everett W. Dickey this week that she thought she was testifying against herself last July in a preliminary hearing and did not realize that her testimony could hurt her husband, Jose J.
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July 25, 1992 | MARK I. PINSKY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Orange County attorney and his office manager were each sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in prison for running a car insurance fraud scheme, after a judge called the case against them "overwhelming." Thomas F. Mullen, 45, a personal injury lawyer from Costa Mesa, was convicted in May of nine counts of auto insurance fraud, marking the county's first prosecution of a lawyer for such an offense.
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January 5, 1991 | JAMES M. GOMEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Costa Mesa lawyer was arrested and accused Friday of masterminding a ring that staged automobile accidents and collected more than $1 million in bogus insurance claims over two years. Six others accused of participating in the ring were arrested in police sweeps Thursday night and Friday morning in Florida and California, capping a two-year investigation, authorities said. Personal injury lawyer Thomas F.
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February 18, 1992 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Adriana Fernandez was a struggling masseuse when a law firm began sending her clients who claimed they had been injured in traffic accidents. Business picked up, but Fernandez said she began to suspect something was wrong when those clients would show up for one visit and never return. Also, she testified recently, it seemed a little unusual that she was asked to bill the law practice of Thomas F. Mullen in Costa Mesa at least $3,500 per client, regardless of whether they received physical therapy.
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