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Louisiana Doctor Pleads Guilty to Workers’ Comp Fraud, Conspiracy

A Lake Charles, Louisiana, orthopedic surgeon pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation fraud conspiracy, the U.S. Justice Department reported. Robert Dale Bernauer Sr., 74, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud, health care fraud, fraud …

Texas Doctor Convicted of Workers’ Comp Fraud, Drug Crimes

A North Texas doctor will pay $376,368 in restitution after pleading guilty to mail fraud conspiracy in federal court, the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation reported. Clinton Battle M.D. of Arlington pleaded guilty on July 22, 2021, …

New Oklahoma Workers’ Comp Fraud Law Goes in Effect Nov. 1

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on May 7 signed into law legislation creating new penalties for workers’ compensation fraud. The legislative summary for House Bill 2236 states that anyone “failing to report to an employer, insurance carrier, or third-party administrator any …

Final Defendants Sentenced in Massive Texas Work Comp/Healthcare Fraud Case

The remaining defendants in a North Texas medical center healthcare and workers’ compensation fraud scheme have been sentenced, the Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation reported It’s the final chapter in what was a multi-million dollar fraud and bribery case that …

Texas Attorneys Face Organized Crime, Workers’ Comp Fraud Charges

Three attorneys and two law firms in Texas have been indicted on organized crime and other charges in relation to alleged workers’ compensation fraud. The indictments stem from Texas Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) Fraud Unit investigations that were referred …

Ohio Man Owes $141.5K After Second Workers’ Comp Fraud Conviction

An Ohio man who pleaded guilty on Oct. 5 to workers’ compensation fraud charges has been ordered to repay $141,578 in restitution and spend six months in jail, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) reported. Jeffrey Janson, 70, pleaded …

CDI: 3 Charged with Auto Insurance Fraud, Forgery in California

Three Californians have been charged with multiple felony counts of insurance fraud and forgery for allegedly filing fraudulent insurance claims on a former employee’s policy and intercepting insurance checks to receive undeserved payouts. The California Department of Insurance reported that …

Connecticut State Trooper Charged with Workers’ Comp Fraud, Larceny

A Moosup, Conn., man has been arrested and charged with illegally collecting workers’ compensation benefits while being employed as a Connecticut state trooper. Kevin Moore, age 41, was arrested by inspectors from the Workers Compensation Fraud Control Bureau in the …

Louisiana Doctor Sentenced to Prison in $500K Workers’ Comp Fraud Case

A Baton Rouge, Louisiana, doctor has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison after being convicted of participating in a workers’ compensation fraud scheme in which he submitted more than $500,000 in false claims, according to the U.S. Attorney’s …

Texas Security Company Convicted of $51K Workers’ Compensation Fraud

HHDP Security, a Houston-based security company, has been convicted of premium fraud and ordered by a Travis County District Court judge to pay $51,131 in restitution, the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation reported. Regulators say that between …