California man sentenced for drowning his two sons in ‘diabolical’ insurance scheme, prosecutors say
A California judge sentenced a guy to 212 years in federal jail for eliminating his 2 children in an insurance coverage plan worth more than US$ 260,000, according to a Thursday press release from the Justice Department.
Ali F. Elmezayen, 45, drove an automobile– with his partner and 2 children within– off a Los Angeles port into the San Pedro Bay in April 2015. Elmezayen left the immersed vehicle through his open window. His ex-wife, Rabab Diab, might not swim however endured when a close-by angler tossed her a life preserver.
The couple’s children, 13-year-old Elhassan and 8-year-old Abdelkrim, drowned. Both kids were stated to have autism, the release stated.
U.S. District Judge John F. Walter called Elmezayen’s plan “evil and diabolical.”
“The only regret that the defendant has is that he got caught,” Walter stated.
Prosecutors found the kids’s deaths belonged to an intricate insurance coverage plan byElmezayen He purchased more than $3 million worth of life and unexpected death insurance coverage on himself and his household from 8 various business in between July 2012 and July 2013, the release stated.
The Justice Department states Elmezayen started acquiring these policies the exact same year he left a personal bankruptcy case. He paid more than $6,000 a year on these policies.
Prosecutors discovered that after purchasing the policies, Elmezayen consistently called the insurance provider to validate the policies were active and they would pay advantages if his ex-wife passed away in a mishap. Elmezayen often even pretended to be his ex-wife since he got some policies in her name, the release stated.
Elmezayen repelled the wharf in the Port of Los Angeles 12 days after the two-year contestability duration on the last of his insurance coverage ended, the release stated.
“Elmezayen then collected more than $260,000 in insurance proceeds from Mutual of Omaha Life Insurance and American General Life Insurance on the accidental death insurance policies he had taken out on the children’s lives,” the release stated.
He utilized a few of the cash to purchase property in Egypt and a boat, the release stated.
“It is unthinkable that any father would jeopardize the lives of his family for his own financial gain,” stated Ryan L. Korner, unique representative in charge with the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation.
FBI representatives apprehended Elmezayen in November 2018, the release stated. He has actually stayed in federal custody considering that his arrest.
As part of his sentencing, Elmezayen has actually likewise needed to pay $261,751 in restitution to the insurance provider he defrauded, the release stated.