More guilty pleas announced in New Orleans staged-accident fraud scheme

June 18, 2021

More guilty pleas in New Orleans staged accident scheme
United States Attorney Duane A. Evans announced two more guilty pleas in the widespread staged accident fraud scheme in New Orleans.

Doniesha Gibson and Erica Lee Thompson entered guilty pleas to conspiracy to commit wire fraud for their roles in staging crashes with tractor-trailers.

According to the guilty pleas, Gibson admitted to being a passenger in a staged accident on Oct. 15, 2015, in which the 2014 Dodge Avenger she owned drove into a bus while traveling on I-10. Gibson retained an attorney and made a claim for damages of approximately $677,500.