An insurance broker from
It’s the theft allegations against him four years ago.
Ian Norris’ company was accused of overbilling for insurance at
Reached by phone Monday, Norris stressed that he did nothing wrong. “There was no admission of guilt. There’s no guilt to be found," he said.
He said he never mentioned the case to “Jeopardy!” producers because prosecutors dropped the case. Since the show is filmed in advance, the revelations will have no bearing on Norris’ appearance.
According to court documents, Norris’ insurance company, Sabal, was providing workers’ compensation and general liability insurance to Quality Aircraft Services, an airport contractor.
A 30-month investigation by the
Almost a year later, prosecutors dropped the charges and settled with Norris and Sabal. Norris and his company agreed to pay some
Although details of the case have been expunged in state court, they still appear in a federal lawsuit Norris filed against his corporate liability insurer,
The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office declined Tuesday to explain why the theft charges against Norris were dropped, saying the records are sealed. “Jeopardy!” producers did not return calls seeking comment.
Norris maintains that the whole process has been “incredibly damaging," but he believes the settlement with the government was the best outcome. A trial would have meant years of uncertainty and hundreds of thousands of dollars of legal fees, he said.
“At what point do you just say ‘the guy was innocent?’” he asked.
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