NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee officials say they'll distribute $300,000 to about 172 consumers nationwide who complained about a company accused of selling phony health insurance.
Meanwhile, a federal judge in Nashville has agreed to bar United States Benefits LLC owner and officers Tim Thomas and his wife Keenan Dozier-Thomas from selling health benefits and health insurance.
The company was shut down and its assets frozen a year ago, according to The Tennessean. The action was part of a nationwide crackdown on sellers of bogus discount health plans disguised as major medical insurance.
Defense attorney David Raybin declined comment Wednesday, according to the newspaper.
Court-appointed receiver Bob Waldschmidt delivered the $300,000 to state officials Wednesday.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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