Commissioner Lara announces over $50.5 million in grants awarded statewide to assist law enforcement in fighting fraud

SACRAMENTO - Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara announced on Thursday, June 29, he has awarded $50,545,239 in grants to 34 district attorney offices representing 44 counties in California to combat insurance fraud. Under Commissioner Lara’s leadership, these grants, funded through annual employer assessments, support law enforcement efforts in investigating and prosecuting fraud and increase outreach to our communities. Commissioner Lara also awarded an additional $400,000 in grants to protect consumers, the majority of whom are seniors, from abuse involving the sale of individual life and annuity products as part of the Life and Annuity Consumer Protection Program. “Insurance fraud continues to be a drain on our economy. Partnership between my department’s investigators and local
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