US v. Hebshie, 07-2339 (12/4/08). This is a federal arson case. As you know, the framers of the constitution really envisioned the federal government prosecuting insurance fraud (or, as they say, “mail fraud”). The first says that pretty much any sort of mailing in connection with collecting on an insurance policy where the defendant is up to know good is mail fraud. (Even if it is just “proof of loss.”). Even letters that expressly said it wasn’t “conceding” liability are in furtherance of a mail fraud scheme. I guess everything is now mail fraud.