Each week we'll be surveying what the media, state agencies, insurance companies, and others report in terms of workers' comp fraud. Just like a police blotter, our workers' comp fraud blotter lists recent arrests, charges, convictions and investigations.
Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter - June 9, 2011
Wife Of Former Immigration Attorney Sentenced To Prison For Fraud Scheme With Husband (CA) - Maria Kallas, the wife of Constantine Kallas, a former senior attorney with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement who has been sentenced to almost 18 years in prison, has been sentenced to four years in a federal prison for her participation in a immigration fraud and bribery scheme that she and her husband conducted. Their conspiracy included allegations of bribery, workers' compensation fraud, tax evasion, and identity theft. Read more
Postal Workers Accused Of Filing False Mileage Reimbursement Claims For Workers'' Compensation Injuries (TX) - Keldrick Hamilton, a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, has been charged with defrauding the federal government by filing fraudulent claims for mileage reimbursement for doctor and rehabilitation appoints that he did not attend. Former letter carrier Shuntreciya Anderson has pled guilty and is awaiting sentencing for theft of government property for also filing fraudulent claims for mileage reimbursement for doctor appointments that she did not attend. Read more
Trial For Doctor Accused Of Fraud To Begin (OH) - The trial of Dr. Jean Choy Zannoni is set to begin. Dr. Zannoni, who is 77 years old, is charged with billing the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation for medical procedures that she did not perform during a six year period. She originally pled no contest to the charges, but later withdrew her plea. Read more
Demolition Company and Treasurer Arrested for Fraud (NY) - The Sinisgalli Corporation, a demolition and excavation contractor, and its Treasurer, Donna Caceci-Sinisgalli, have been charged with insurance fraud, falsifying business records, workers compensation fraud, and grand larceny. Donna is the wife of Louis Sinisgalli, the President of the firm, who has not yet been charged because he is suffering from a severe stroke. Among the allegations leading to the charges is that the firm, under a contract with the City of Rochester, demolished dozens of houses that contained asbestos, but that the company did not pay for workers' compensation insurance for the removal of hazardous material. Read more
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Oh Immigration attorney must follow and be legal, but unfortunately the attorney Sentenced to prison.