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17 Touro L. Rev. 611 (2000-2001)
No-Fault Insurance Fraud: An Overview

handle is hein.journals/touro17 and id is 625 raw text is: NO-FAULT INSURANCE FRAUD: AN OVERVIEW
Louis J. Papal & Anthony Basile2
This article presents a general overview outlining the
current difficulties associated with fraudulent claims in the area of
No-Fault insurance in New York. Over the past decade,
insurance fraud has been increasing at an alarming rate. In New
1 Louis J. Papa holds a B.A. in Spanish/political science from the State
University of New York at Buffalo, a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and an
M.B.A. in computer information systems from Baruch College. Mr. Papa is
licensed to practice law in New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C.
Since April 1993, he has engaged in his own law practice as a solo
practitioner. Previously, he was employed by law firms specializing in civil
litigation, and his last position was with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner &
Smith Inc. at their world headquarters. Mr. Papa has approximately 10 years
of teaching experience. In 1990 he developed a course on computers and the
law for the Legal Studies Institute of Long Island University. He has also
taught undergraduate business law courses. He began his teaching service at
Hofstra in 1998 as an adjunct instructor of business law. Mr. Papa has taught
at The Stanley H. Kaplan Educational Center (The Dauberman/Chaykin CPA
Review course), where he prepared candidates for the business law and
professional responsibilities portion of the CPA examination. Mr. Papa has
also taught for the Conviser Duffy CPA Review Course and conducted
intensive two-day seminars for staff accountants at a Big Five accounting
firm in connection with their preparation for the examination.
2 Dr. Basile holds a B.B.A. in accounting from Hofstra University where he
graduated with highest honors distinction, an M.S. in taxation from Long
Island University and a Ph.D. from New York University. He is licensed as a
certified public accountant in New York State. He is currently a principal in a
local accounting firm, specializing in the audit, tax and consulting concerns of
small- to medium-sized businesses. He co-authored a chapter in a popular
accounting text published by John Wiley & Sons and wrote an article
highlighting the Hofstra V.I.T.A. program in Business Education Forum. He
has authored an article on tax savings in the CPA Journal and has co-authored
two articles on insurance fraud for law journals. Dr. Basile is the faculty
adviser to the Hofstra Tax Society and has served on the Computer
Subcommittee for the Zarb School of Business. He is a member of the
American Accounting Association, the American Institute of Certified Public
Accountants and the New York State Society of CPAs. He is currently the
Department Administrator for the Accounting, Taxation, and Business Law
Departments at Hofstra University.

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