At­tor­ney owes $1.8M for in­sur­ance fraud role

Sun Sentinel Broward Edition - - LOCAL - By Paula McMa­hon Staff writer FRAUD, 2B

Fam­ily and friends of Ja­son Dal­ley say they know him as a con­cerned at­tor­ney who went the ex­tra mile for his clients, a ded­i­cated Lit­tle League coach and a de­voted dad and hus­band.

But Dal­ley wept in court Mon­day as he told a judge about an­other as­pect of his life — how he al­lowed his “pas­sion for help­ing peo­ple to give way to greed.”

Dal­ley was taken into cus­tody in court in Fort Laud­erdale af­ter he was sen­tenced to one year and nine months in fed­eral prison for his role in a mas­sive $23 mil­lion auto in­sur­ance fraud case in­volv­ing South Florida chi­ro­prac­tors’ clin­ics. He also owes more than $1.8 mil­lion in resti­tu­tion.

Dal­ley, 55, of Boca Ra­ton, ran a per­sonal in­jury and crim­i­nal de­fense law firm in Delray Beach un­til he pleaded guilty ear­lier this year to one count of con­spir­ing to com­mit health care, mail and wire fraud. He gave up his li­cense to prac­tice law last month.

“It started slowly and quickly spun out of con­trol,” Dal­ley said of his in­volve­ment in the fraud.

He ad­mit­ted he was part of a group of cor­rupt clinic own­ers, chi­ro­prac­tors and at­tor­neys who op­er­ated mostly in Broward, Palm Beach and Mi­ami-Dade coun­ties. The fraud raked in at least $23 mil­lion from 10


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