Prosecutors on Wednesday filed additional charges against a Glendale attorney who already faces 38 counts in connection with a 2009 auto insurance fraud investigation.
The attorney, John Akopian, 39, was charged with nine more counts of insurance fraud in a case in which he allegedly filed bogus claims for staged collisions, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
He also faces an enhanced charge of aggravated while-collar crime.
Akopian, along with a group of chiropractors and attorneys, were charged in October 2009 in connection with defrauding 15 insurance companies. Prosecutors charged 89 people in connection with defrauding more than $500,000 from insurance companies, Deputy Dist. Atty. Gregory Alker said.