workers’ comp fraud News

Labor Advocates Question Florida Immigrant Workers’ Comp Arrests

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater touted the arrests of more than 100 immigrant agriculture workers last July as an effort to crack down on the costly problem of workers’ compensation fraud. But it quickly became apparent the raid on …

California Legislator Indicted for Taking Bribes in Workers’ Comp Scheme

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that state Sen. Ron Calderon has been indicted in a corruption case and accused of taking about $100,000 in bribes from a hospital executive in Southern California who ran an alleged workers’ compensation scheme. Federal authorities …

Washington Couple Must Pay $224,000 For Workers’ Comp Fraud

A Washington couple received jail time and will have to reimburse the state more than $200,000 after they reportedly both filed fraudulent workers’ compensation claims in 2009. Jaime Beroth, 63, and her husband Lawrence Beroth, 67, of Tacoma, were sentenced …

Former Illinois Policeman Accused of Worker’s Comp Fraud

A former police officer in a southwestern Illinois village is accused of collecting nearly $190,000 in fraudulent benefits. A Madison County grand jury indicted 43-year-old Richard Turner of Glen Carbon on Thursday of two counts apiece of theft and violating …

Tennessee Business Owner Indicted for Alleged Workers’ Comp Fraud

Tennessee authorities announced recently that a Memphis business owner had been indicted for alleged workers’ compensation fraud. The state grand jury for Shelby County indicted Richard Nobles for four counts of workers’ compensation fraud over $60,000 (a class B felony). …

Vegas Police Officer Accused Of Workers Comp Fraud

Authorities say a veteran Las Vegas traffic officer has been suspended without pay following his arrest on felony fraud charges in a workers’ compensation case that has now been turned over to the Nevada attorney general’s office. Police said in …

Bay Area Business Owners, Employee Nailed For Workers’ Comp Fraud

Sied “Mike Zarrin” Zarrinsaray, 52, his wife Ronak Barazandeh, 43, the owners of United RMR Enterprises, Inc. of San Jose, were arrested for workers’ compensation insurance fraud, according to the California Department of Insurance. Also arrested was their employee, 40-year-old …

Martial Arts Fighter-Fireman Charged With Workers’ Comp Fraud

Los Angeles City firefighter Raphael “Noodle” Davis was arrested for allegedly filing false workers’ compensation insurance claims, the Los Angeles Times is reporting. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office ordered the arrest on Tuesday of Davis, 35, a mixed martial …

Investigative Unit to Target California’s Serial Labor Law Violators

California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su’s aim is to send a message to the state’s underground economy. The message is that the principals of companies with shady employment practices, such as those who try to cut costs by under-reporting employees …

California Independent Contractor Law May Be Liability for Agents, Brokers

A new California labor law designed to punish employers for misclassifying workers has broad legal language that can possibly impact insurance agents and brokers who knowingly advise clients on employee classifications to the tune of thousands of dollars per misclassified …