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California Division of Workers’ Compensation Suspends 4 Medical Providers

California’s Department of Industrial Relations and the Division of Workers’ Compensation has suspended four more medical providers from participating in California’s workers’ compensation system. The suspensions were made possible by the passage last year of Assembly Bill 1244, which requires …

Oklahoma Tornado Shelter Company Owner Faces Felony Embezzlement Charges

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter has filed seven felony counts of embezzlement against William Stephens, who owns Muskogee-based Tornado King Shelters. After the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Unit received multiple complaints of alleged fraud against the Tornado King Shelters company, …

$11.4M Settlement from California Oxygen Equipment Supplier

A company in California’s Bay Area that sells home oxygen equipment has agreed to pay more than $11 million to settle allegations that it profited from filing false reimbursement claims with the government. The San Francisco Chronicle reported the Justice …

$40M Workers’ Comp Medical Kickback Operation in California Shut Down

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas on Thursday announced a shutdown of a $40 million fraudulent medical billing and kickback operation and the filing of charges against more than two dozen doctors, pharmacists and …

Southern California Couple that Charged Police with Racism Arrested For Fraud

A Southern California couple that had filed an official complaint accusing police officers of racism, has been arrested for insurance fraud and filing a false police report. Lamont Goodwin, 33, and Sylvia Camarillo, 31, were arrested last week by California …

Owners of California Hotel Cleaning Firm Plead Guilty to Workers’ Comp Fraud

The owners of a cleaning company serving luxury hotels in Southern California and Nevada have pleaded guilty in connection with a nearly $7 million insurance and tax scam. The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Hyok “Steven” Kwon and his wife, Woo …

Mother And Son in California Sentenced for Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme

A California mother and son were sentenced for auto insurance fraud. Henrietta Silva, 71, and her son, Peter Silva, 42, were sentenced in the San Diego Superior Court after submitting multiple fraudulent auto insurance claims. Henrietta Silva was sentenced to …

$14M Suit Filed by Former Oregon Boy Scouts Claiming Sex Abuse

Two men have filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America and its local branch for $7 million each, claiming they were sexually abused by a former scout leader in Milwaukie in the 1970s. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported the lawsuit …

Owner of Hotel Cleaning Firm in California Pleads Guilty to Workers’ Comp Fraud

Hyok Kwon, owner of Good Neighbor Services, a janitorial company that provided services to some of San Diego’s most exclusive hotels and resorts, has pleaded yesterday to seven felonies, including premium and employment tax fraud. Kwon was convicted of creating …

40 Suspects Are Part of Family Auto Fraud Ring in California

California Department of Insurance detectives and investigators with the Auto Insurance Fraud Task Force today arrested seven suspects, charged an additional 22 who are self-surrendering, and are still seeking 11 more suspects for allegedly running an organized automotive insurance fraud …