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Insurance Commissioner Jones Issues Statement on Slaying of Louisiana Investigators

News: 2011 Press Release

For Release: June 10, 2011
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Insurance Commissioner Jones Issues Statement on Slaying of Louisiana Investigators
Louisiana insurance fraud investigators killed in the line of duty

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones issued the following statement today on the slaying of two Louisiana Fraud Investigators:

"I wish to convey my condolences to the Louisiana Department of Insurance and the families and friends of these investigators who were tragically killed in the line of duty," said Commissioner Jones. "Insurance fraud investigators perform an important public service that can be very dangerous and is all too often overlooked by the public at large."

According to authorities in Louisiana, the pair were investigating a case of insurance fraud and were shot and killed during the course of collecting case information from an agent in Ville Platte. The shootings are being investigated by the Louisiana State Police.

"I truly appreciate the dedication and service of CDI's Investigators in our Fraud and Investigations Division," added Commissioner Jones. "These dedicated men and women are put in harms way day in and day out. They have my utmost respect and gratitude."

The California Department of Insurance, established in 1868, is the largest consumer protection agency in California. Insurers collect $310 billion in premiums annually in California. Since 2011 the California Department of Insurance received more than 1,000,000 calls from consumers and helped recover over $469 million in claims and premiums. Please visit the Department of Insurance website at Non-media inquiries should be directed to the Consumer Hotline at 800.927.4357. Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf (TDD), please dial 800.482.4833.

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