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Former Washington Insurance Agent Jailed in $233K Workers’ Comp Scam

A Lake Stevens, Wash. man who ran an insurance agency while claiming he was too disabled to work must serve jail time. The Washington state Department of Labor and Industries says 53-year-old James Kooy was sentenced Monday to 60 days …

Father And Son in California Sentenced in $400K Workers’ Comp Scheme

Jaime Rosario Del Real, 61, and son Israel Del Real, 37, have both pleaded guilty to four felony counts for their role in a $400,000 insurance fraud scheme denying workers’ compensation insurance and medical care for injured workers. The father …

California Workers’ Comp Division Suspends 12 Medical Providers for Fraud

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has suspended 12 more medical providers from participating in California’s workers’ comp system, bringing the total number of providers suspended this year to 85. Nine providers were suspended for fraud or criminal actions and …

California Workers’ Comp Division Suspends 21 Medical Providers for Fraud

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has suspended 21 more medical providers from participating in California’s workers’ comp system, bringing the total number of providers suspended this year to 73. The suspensions were made possible by the passage last year …

Southern California Auto Shop Owner Sentenced to Prison in $180K Fraud Case

Hani Abujudeh, 55, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., the reputed leader of an auto insurance fraud scheme, was sentenced to six years in state prison. Abujudeh was sentenced for his involvement with a scheme in which he filed more than 35 …

Five Rhode Island Residents Charged in Fake Opioid Prescription Scheme

Federal authorities say five Rhode Island residents have been charged with participating in a scheme to create fake prescriptions for opioid pills and occasionally use medical insurance to pay for those prescriptions. The U.S attorney’s office said Friday that the …

New York Car Dealer to Get Prison Time for Fraud, Theft and Forgery

A 63-year-old man faces prison time for fraud, forgery and other illegal activities at the two car dealerships he operated in western New York. Richard Giza, of Lancaster, has pleaded guilty in Erie County Court to grand larceny, forgery, insurance …

California Workers’ Comp Division Suspends 3 Medical Providers for Fraud

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation has suspended three more medical providers from participating in the state’s workers’ comp system, bringing the total number of providers suspended this year to 49. The suspensions were made possible by the passage last …

California Division of Workers’ Comp Suspends 8 Medical Providers for Fraud

The Division of Workers’ Compensation has suspended eight more medical providers from participating in California’s workers’ comp system, bringing the total number of providers suspended this year to 46. The suspensions were made possible by the passage last year of …

Ex-Water Corporation Boss in New Jersey Gets 8 Years for $1M Fraud

The former head of a not-for-profit corporation formed to oversee the water services for Newark, N.J., was sentenced on Friday to more than eight years in prison for accepting nearly $1 million in kickbacks. Linda Watkins Brashear pleaded guilty in …