“If I just walked away from them (fraud victims), what message would I be sending?”

— Richard Sabo

Rebuke and Revenge, The New York Times

“It’s a broken system. I’ve never found a state insurance department with teeth. It’s frustrating to me as a person who investigates fraud.”

— Richard Sabo

Woman’s woes raise questions about insurance regulators, Pittsburgh Post Gazette

“A good starting place for anyone is the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) website… but if they’re not in that system, they only have a license to sell life insurance and annuity contracts… (do you want to do business with someone who can’t handle his own finances?)…”

— Richard Sabo

Picking a Financial Advisor Late in Life, Nerdwallet

“They (brokerages) can be held liable for a rep’s actions if it spills onto them, for not doing their job.”

— Richard Sabo

Victim: Stockbroker accused of fraud stole more than $100,000, WTAE

Article List

Richard P. Sabo has been quoted or featured in the following articles or TV news segments:

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“Guaranteed Issue Life Insurance”

September 14, 2022


“Final Expense Insurance”

August 20, 2022

fox 34

“How to power through to Success”

September 24, 2020

the chicago weekly news

“How to power through to Success”

September 24, 2020

Up Journey

“What is Financial Literacy and Why Is It Important?”

November 8, 2019

Channel 4 News (wtae.com)

“Investigation finds many seniors overpaying for life insurance”

July 18, 2019

The Simple Dollar

“Five Alternatives to Savings Accounts”

March 1, 2019

U.S. News & World Report

“Where to Find Unclaimed Money”

February 1, 2019

The Simple Dollar

“Best Whole Life Insurance for 2019”

January 21, 2019


 “Why You Should Have an Emergency Fund”

November 28, 2018


“Paying for Long-Term Care: How it’s Changing”

November 21, 2018

U.S. News & World Report

“Becoming an Executor of an Estate: What You’re In For”

November 16, 2018


“What is a 702(j) Retirement Plan?”

November 9, 2018

nmChannel 4 News (wtae.com)

“Pittsburgh Loan Company Investigation”

May 3, 2018


“Parents, Here’s How to Help Your child Pay Their Student Loans”

April 26, 2018

Mass Mutual

“Term vs. perm life insurance: 3 considerations”

February 22, 2018

U.S. News &World Report

“The All-Inclusive Guide to Modified Endowment Contracts”

January 11, 2018


“How to Factor Family Into Your Retirement Plan”

October 24,2016

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Heard Off The Street: PPG passing on pensions”

July 3, 2016

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Woman’s woes raise questions about insurance regulators”

March 14, 2016

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Len Boselovic’s Heard Off the street: Fed-driven low interest rates pushed crowds of seniors to risky alternatives”

October 4, 2015

Channel 4 News (wtae.com)

“Investigation finds costs soaring for long-term care insurance”

July 9, 2015

Channel 4 News (wtae.com)

”Victim: Stock Broker accused of fraud stole more than $100,000”

June 10, 2014

Channel 4 News (wtae.com)

“Cecil Township woman’s life savings disappears”

June 9, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Demystifying Demutualizing: Prudential prepare process that would change the nature of its ownership and give a payout to policy holders”

January 14, 2014

Nerd Wallet

“Planning for Income in Retirement”


January 31, 2013

Nerd Wallet

“Picking a Financial Advisor Later in Life”

January 25, 2013

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“PBGC holding $300 million unclaimed pension benefits”

December 30, 2012

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Changes in store for long-term care insurance”

December 2, 2012

Channel 4 News (wtae.com)

“Woman, 74, Finds Herself Entangled in Life Insurance Nightmare”

April 25, 2012

Channel 4 News (wtae.com)

“Adam Riberich Discovers $3,000 Missing From Emerald Card”

February 3, 2012

Channel 4 News (wtae.com)

“Customer Charges Are Big Money-Makers”

July 9, 2009

Channel 4 News (wtae.com)

“Call 4 Action: Lay off ‘Insurance’ Can Be a Gamble”

March 6, 2009

Channel 4 News (wtae.com)

“Call 4 Action: Experian No Longer sharing Credit Scores with Consumers”

February 16, 2009

Channel 4 News (wtae.com)

“Life Insurance Investors Bet On Your Death”

November 5, 2008

Channel 4 News (wtae.com)

“State Treasury Web Site Lists Bank Accounts, Stocks”

September 2, 2008

Channel 4 News (wtae.com)

“Debit Card Withdraws from 401(k) Or Retirement”

August 1, 2008


“How To Pay For Old-Age Care”

March 26, 2007


“Ad Kids Grow, So Do Risks”

November 6, 2006

Channel 4 News (wtae.com)

“Brothers Charged With Fraud, Money Laundering, Conspiracy”

March 27, 2006


“Fighting the fund cheats”

December 8, 2003

Channel 4 News (wtae.com)

“Team 4 Investigates Insurance Salesman”

August 19, 2003


“The effects of lapsing your life insurance policy”

May 18, 2000

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine


May, 2000


“Hidden rivers of incentive: How agent commissions affect your insurance shopping”

April 27, 2000


“Justice seekers or turncoats? How former agent play a hidden role in life insurance lawsuits”

February 14, 2000


“Blowing The Whistle At PRU”

December 6, 1999

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine

“Congratulations! You May Be a Winner – MetLife has agreed to pay $1.7 billion to settle a lawsuit”

November, 1999

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“More Met”

October 17, 1999

Contra Costa Times

“Lawyers only winners in MetLife suit”

October 10, 1999

North Hills Magazine

“The Secrets To Family Budgeting”

April 1999

National Underwriter

“High Cor Allows RICO Case Against Met Life to Advance”

February 1, 1999

Washington post Writers Group

“Staying Ahead Column”

December 8, 1998

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Customers still have problems with Prudential”

September 28, 1998

National Underwriter

“Met Asks High Court To Dismiss RICO Case”

July 13, 1998

Pittsburgh Business Times

“Pyramid’s end leaves providers owing money”

July 10-16, 1998

Contra Costa newspaper (The Sunday Times)

“Dirge for a Whistle-Blower”

June 14, 1998

Washington Post Syndicated Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“When Whistle-Blowing Backfires”

May 23, 1998

Pittsburgh Business Times

“Get Met?”

April 10, 1998

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

”Suit against MetLife reinstated”

March 4, 1998

 Wall Street Journal

“Despite Strides Made Against Churning, Caution is Key in Purchasing Insurance”

January 21, 1998

Hampton Magazine

“Strategies for Financing College”

November 1997

Washington Post Writers Group

“Staying Ahead Column”

November 19, 1996

Washington Pot Syndicated Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“How to determine if you were victim of insurance fraud”

October 7, 1996

National Underwriter

“Cal. Dept. Investigative Unit Cuts Seen”

July 1, 1996

Business times

“MetLife to settle class-action; lawyers big winners”

May 17, 1996

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine

“This Is No Free Insurance”

October 1995

Hampton Magazine

“Whistleblower With a Difference”

March 1995

Money Magazine

“Don’t Be Suckered Into The Life Insurance Mess”

January 1995

National Underwriter

“Palmieri Details Confed Rehab Options”

September 19, 1994

Life Insurance International

“Ex-MetLife agent files racketeering suit”

Aug./September 1994


“A Policy for college? Life insurance makes a slow savings plan”

July 25, 1994

National Underwriter

“Fed Probe Of Met Seen; Pa. Det. Acts on Agents”

July 4, 1994

New York Times

“Rebuke and Revenge at Met Life”

June 22, 1994

Peter Jennings ABC World News

April 1994