workers’ comp fraud News

California Division of Workers’ Comp Suspends Psychiatrist for Fraud

California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation has suspended Pasadena psychiatrist Jason Hui-Tek Yang from participating in the state’s workers’ comp system following his conviction in Riverside County Superior Court for his involvement in an insurance fraud conspiracy that referred patients for …

10 Lawyers, 6 Others Charged in Alleged California Insurance Fraud Scheme

Ten lawyers and six others were charged in a multi-million-dollar workers’ compensation fraud scheme that authorities say targeted Latinos in California. The charges were filed after a multi-year investigation into a scheme involving the illegal recruitment of more than 30,000 …

California Business Owner Nabbed in $32M Workers’ Comp Fraud Scheme

Detectives with the California Department of Insurance arrested Gina Marie Gregori, 55, of Lafayette, for allegedly underreporting payroll and duping insurers out of $32 million. Gregori was charged with 19 felony counts and is being held on $5.2 millino bail …

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 …

Ohio Coal Miner Creates Fake Employment Records in Workers’ Comp Fraud

A former coal miner from northeast Ohio owes the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) more than $40,000 after BWC investigators found him creating phony employment records to secure BWC cash benefits, the workers’ compensation insurance provider announced. Steven R. …

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 …

Ex-California State Senator Calderon Gets Prison for Bribery

Former California state Sen. Ron Calderon was sentenced Friday to 31/2 years in prison in a corruption scandal in which he acknowledged taking bribes in exchange for his influence in Sacramento. U.S. District Court Judge Christina Snyder imposed the sentence …

Washington Doctor Charged with Stealing $359K In Disability, Unemployment Funds

A Washington physician faces charges in connection with insurance fraud following an investigation by the Washington Department of Insurance. Dr. Jian Xu, 59, faces felony charges in King County Superior Court of first-degree theft, filing a false insurance claim and …

Other Calderon Pleads Guilty to Bribery as Part of Workers’ Comp Scheme

The United States Attorney for the Central District announced on Monday that former California State Sen. Ronald S. Calderon has agreed to plead guilty to a federal corruption charge. Calderon admitted in a plea agreement filed on Monday that he …

Former California Lawmaker Pleas Guilty in Money Laundering Case Involving Workers’ Comp

A former California Legislator on Monday pleaded guilty to crimes that included accepting bribes, some related to alleged bribes involving workers’ compensation fraud. Former Democratic Assemblyman Tom Calderon pleaded guilty to one felony count of money laundering as part of …