The scrutiny may be getting even more intense for the key investor behind the Ground Zero mosque. According The New York Post, Allstate Insurance has filed a federal suit in Long Island against the Ground Zero mosque's self-proclaimed benefactor, Hisham Elzanaty, for allegedly running a "highly developed and sophisticated kickback scheme" for years. Elzanaty reportedly swindled some $5.1 million through false car-accident injury claims.
The Post reports:
The scheme routinely submitted inflated medical bills to Allstate and involved illegal fee-splitting, court papers say.
Allstate claimed that Elzanaty fraudulently incorporated medical professional corporations in The Bronx -- which were then used to bill the company for care of patients involved in wrecks.
The operations were fraudulent because Elzanaty is not a licensed medical professional, as required by law, court papers say.
According to the Post, Elzanaty did not return requests for comment.