'Crash for cash' fraudster who left victims "cheated and violated" jailed


Asif Mallu, of Bolton, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court.

He ran 24/7 Direct Claims Ltd, a Bolton company which managed insurance claims. Between May and December 2005 he organised 10 fraudulent claims following collisions deliberately caused by Mohammed Patel, who was convicted in 2009.

The claimants would earn compensation for personal injuries and Mr Patel would earn a fee for driving the cars. However, the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) said

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