Report: Insurance company MacArthur ran accused of cheating hurricane victims

CD12 Republican Primary candidate Tom MacArthur ran an insurance company accused in lawsuits of cheating disaster victims, MailOnline reported in a story today.

From 2002 until late 2010, MacArthur was chairman of the board of York Risk Services Group, a unit of the global insurer American International Group. He was also the company’s president and CEO from 1999 to 2009 and a major shareholder until at least 2006.

The two suits against York relate to 2008’s Hurricane Ike.

Check out the story here

MacArthur’s opponent, former Bogota mayor/movement conservative Steve Lonegan, promptly pounced.

“Tom MacArthur’s sleazy insurance practices have been blatantly exposed by this devastating story,” said Lonegan campaign manager, Chris Santora. “The article speaks directly to the character of Tom MacArthur, his shady business practices, and his true lack of compassion for his fellow man.

“Tom MacArthur made his millions with his own unique brand of insurance salesman double-talk and deception of unsuspecting, hardworking, God-fearing men and women across America,” Santora added. “This story clearly leaves liberal Tom MacArthur’s campaign, character, and image in shambles.”

The story landed in the middle of a week in which the MacArthur Campaign is running television ads in the storm-pounded congressional district highlighting Lonegan’s public oppposition to federal Hurricane Sandy funds.

Report: Insurance company MacArthur ran accused of cheating hurricane victims