Award Nominations

This year’s nominations indicate the total fraud exposure of $135,497,826 was successfully prevented through teamwork and each person’s objective to protect public interest against insurance fraud. Congratulations to all the nominees who succeeded in significantly impacting Florida’s insurance fraud. The Awards Committee also extends its appreciation to those who recognized these individuals through their nomination for an Award.


2018 winners:


Complex Insurance Fraud Investigation Team Award

The Complex Insurance Fraud Investigative Team Award is a joint award that is inclusive of law

enforcement units, Special Investigation units, defense attorneys, and prosecutors who have worked

together to successfully resolve an insurance fraud investigation.

Organized Homeowners Insurance Fraud Scheme

Team Members:

Miami-Dade Police Dept., Arson Insurance Fraud Squad

Sergeant Jorge Aventrani

Detective Ayme Sacramento

Detective Alfonso Najera

Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations, DIFS

Detective Charles Toledo

Crime Intelligence Analyst Jeanne Parker

Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office

Assistant State Attorney Laura Uriarte


The Jerry Zappolo Distinguished Service Award

An individual who excels in preventing insurance fraud through exceptional leadership and by educating the Public and State/Private Agencies about various insurance fraud schemes and remedies through classroom presentations, seminars,

 and media exposure.


Tony Fernandez

Supervisory Special Agent

National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB)


Guy E. “Sandy” Burnette, Jr. Insurance Fraud Attorney of the Year

Medical Provider Insurance Fraud


John Roman

Assistant Statewide Prosecutor

Office of Statewide Prosecution

FL Attorney General’s Office


Law Enforcement Detective of the Year

Medical Provider Insurance Fraud


Detective Robert Jackson

FL Division of Investigative and Forensic Services


Insurance Investigator of the Year

Auto Insurance Fraud


Randy Oberst

Special Investigator

Liberty Mutual



Janice Young

Retired - SIU




Chief Evangelina Brooks

Division of Investigative and Forensic Services

400 W Robinson St., Suite S-823, Hurston Bldg, Orlando,FL 32801

407-316-4833 Office

Rick Wakefield

IHC Academy, 3657 Canton Rd, Marietta, GA 30120

770-926-0062 Office


Jarred Dichek

Law Offices of Kubicki Draper

304-982-6616 Office

Anthony Parker

Direct General Insurance

904-536-5389 Office

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