For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Bob Cooper
(208) 334-4112

Date: January 6, 2010

Michael M. Davisson Sentenced for Insurance Fraud

(Boise) – Michael M. Davisson, 32, of Meridian was sentenced Tuesday for the felony crime of insurance fraud. Fourth District Judge Richard Greenwood sentenced Davisson to 3 to 7 years in prison and a $2,000 fine. The court suspended the prison term and the fine and ordered Davisson to pay restitution and serve 60 days in jail and 5 years probation.

Davisson entered a plea of guilty to one count of insurance fraud on November 17, 2009. By pleading guilty, Davisson admitted that he presented to an insurer a false statement material to an insurance transaction and that he did so with the intent to deceive the insurer.

On August 25, 2007, Davisson reported to the Meridian Police Department and USAA Insurance that his 2003 Lexus had been stolen after he had left it overnight at Mugsy’s Bar and Grill in Meridian.

Later that morning, the car was found upside down in a field near Deer Flat Road and Stewart. The car was in “park,” and there was no key in the ignition. An investigation by USAA Insurance and the Idaho Department of Insurance revealed that several telephone calls had been made from Davisson’s cell phone near that location just before and just after midnight.

The Insurance Crimes Unit of the Attorney General’s Criminal Law Division prosecuted the case. Deputy Attorney General Rondee Blessing prosecuted the case.

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