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Allstate Alleges Chiropractic Racketeering

DALLAS (CN) - Allstate Insurance claims 60 chiropractors, chiropractic offices and PR firms, working with attorneys, use telemarketing to fraudulently solicit "patients" who have been in auto collisions, offer them "a free initial examination if they accept an appointment," then subject them to "a set course of unnecessary treatment."

The chiropractors then refer the patients to "particular law offices associated with the Defendants' Enterprise," according to the suit. The chiropractors then bill insurers for unneeded treatment, through the law offices, Allstate claims in a federal racketeering complaint.

Here are the defendants: Michael Kent Plambeck D.C.; Michael Capobianco D.C.; Robert Ekin D.C.; Paul Grindstaff D.C.; Randall Toca; Toland Tocah II; Angel Junio; Douglas Friedman; Jennifer Giessner; Kim Grindstaff; Charles Mora; Irma Excandon; Eugene Mercier; Rodney Sipes; Margaret Ingle; Thomas Magelaner; Andrew Locicero; Scot Labourdette; Chiropractic Strategies Group Inc.; Media Placement Services Inc.; Professional Management Group LLC; Law Office Network LLC; Dove Point Chiropractic Clinic Inc.; Brownsville Chiropractic Clinic Inc.; El Paso Chiropractic Clinic LLC; WTC Chiropractic Clinic LLC; Harlingen Chiropractic Clinic Inc.; Wolfin Chiropractic Clinic LLC; 11th Street Chiropractic Clinic LLC; Mainland Chiropractic Clinic LLC, et al.

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