Attorney’s guilty plea is 23rd in widespread staged-accident fraud scheme

June 23, 2021

Attorney enters guilty plea for role in staged-accident fraud scheme
Just days after two guilty pleas in the widespread staged-accident fraud scheme in New Orleans, an attorney who played a role in the scheme also entered into a guilty plea, according to U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans.

According to Evans, attorney Danny Patrick Keating Jr. pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud for his involvement in the case. Keating was the 33rd defendant charged in the federal probe into the intentional staging of accidents with trucks in the New Orleans metro area. Of the 33 indicted defendants, 23 have entered guilty pleas in federal court.

Keating admitted to conspiring with Damian Labeaud and others to defraud insurance companies, commercial carriers and trucking companies.