A man who spent years acting as a supposed advocate for injured motorists may have taken his duties too far.

By his own admission, 65-year-old Joseph Haddad persuaded accident victims to not only fabricate injuries but also seek powerful prescription pain killers and unnecessary, often prolonged medical treatment. Although some cases may have at first been legitimate—when Haddad met with clients in his law offices in Trumbull and Bridgeport, Conn.—an alarming number of them would serve as a vehicle by which Haddad could command a cut of ill-gotten insurance proceeds.

As investigators would learn, Haddad did not act alone. Rather, he was in cahoots with at least six other professionals, including an area doctor and four chiropractors, who admittedly succumbed to the temptation of “easy money.”

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