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NC: State Begins Investigation of Claims Handling by Mission Hospital
Posted on 15 Dec 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

ASHEVILLE, NC - State officials have commenced an investigation into whether Mission Hospital acted fraudulently in handling an employee's workers' compensation claim, this after a deputy commissioner of the North Carolina Industrial Commission... Read More

Tags: Fraud

California Attorney General Names Three More Harbor Trucking Firms in State Probe on Misclassification of Workers
Posted on 28 Oct 2008 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

LONG BEACH, CA - California Attorney General Jerry Brown has named three more harbor trucking firms in an ongoing state probe into the misclassification of truckers as independent contractors, which enables the companies to avoid paying overtime, payroll... Read More

Tags: Fraud

TX: House Committee Questions DWC’s Handling of Investigations Related to Physician Misconduct
Posted on 15 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

AUSTIN, TX - In a hearing on Monday, the House Business and Industry Committee quizzed Commissioner Rod Bordelon and others over why the Division of Workers’ Compensation’s process for enforcement-level investigations broke down, this after... Read More

Fraudulent Workers' Comp Claims on the Rise in California
Posted on 23 Dec 2008 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

SACRAMENTO, CA - A local investigative firm says it has investigated 20 percent more cases of fraudulent workers' compensation claims since 2006. A deputy district attorney reported a 25 percent increase, noting that the economic downturn has made... Read More

Tags: Fraud

NY: NYC Restoration Contractor Faces Multiple Fraud Charges
Posted on 5 May 2010 by New York State Insurance Fund

NEW YORK, NY - A 36-year-old New York City restoration contractor faces multiple charges in a case of workers’ compensation fraud in an investigation initiated by the New York State Insurance Fund. The Office of Manhattan District Attorney... Read More

Tags: Fraud

NY: Charge Queens Biz Man in $180G Comp Fraud
Posted on 19 Nov 2010 by New York State Insurance Fund

A Queens painter is facing charges that he lied to conceal payroll information from the New York State Insurance Fund in a case of alleged workers' compensation fraud totaling more than $180,000. Investigators from Queens District Attorney Richard... Read More

Cincinnati Physician Sentenced for Overbilling Ohio BWC, Illegally Obtaining Controlled Substances
Posted on 12 Jun 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

CINCINNATI, OH – A Cincinnati physician has been sentenced following a guilty plea related to overbilling the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) for evaluation and management services. Dr. Walter G. Broadnax, owner of The Pain Group... Read More

Tags: Fraud

Chicago Workers Advocate Explores Wage Theft in Her New Book
Posted on 9 Jan 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

CHICAGO, IL - Kim Bobo, a workers advocate based in Chicago, has written a new book called Wage Theft in America where she explores how millions of workers are denied overtime pay, paid less than the minimum wage, or not paid at all. She also discusses... Read More

Tags: Fraud

West Virginia Auditor's Office Defrauded of More Than $1 Million by Person Posing as Sedgwick CMS
Posted on 2 May 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

CHARLESTON, WV - The West Virginia Auditor's Office says more than $1 million has been stolen and diverted to an overseas bank account. Someone posing as Sedgwick CMS, a third party administrator for the West Virginia Insurance Commission, and another... Read More

Tags: Fraud

Florida’s New Workers’ Comp Whistleblower Site Already Producing Results
Posted on 12 Aug 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

TALLAHASSEE, FL – Florida CFO Alex Sink has announced that her new workers comp whistle-blower website which allows citizens to submit referrals of alleged violations of workers compensation rules has already produced hundreds of new complaints... Read More

Tags: Fraud

Workers' Comp Fraud Blotter 2/22/2010 - Recent Arrests, Charges, Convictions & Investigations
Posted on 22 Feb 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Newsroom Fraud Team

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... Read More

Tags: Fraud

CA: Roofing Business Owner Arrested for Alleged Workers' Comp Fraud
Posted on 19 May 2010 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

SACRAMENTO, CA - Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner announced today the arrest of a Sacramento man in connection with alleged workers' compensation insurance fraud. Juan Arteaga Enriquez, 38, was booked into the Sacramento County jail May 12 with... Read More

Tags: Fraud

WV: Teen's Workplace Death Leads to Workers' Comp Fraud Allegations Against Doctor
Posted on 5 Dec 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

POINT PLEASANT, WV - A wrongful death lawsuit filed againt Dr. John A. Wade in Mason Circuit Court includes allegations that the doctor fraudulently induced Lori McCoy, the administratrix of the estate of Andrya Lynn Jordan - a teenager who died in November... Read More

Tags: Fraud

Massachusett's Task Force on Underground Economy and Employee Misclassification Smokes Out Fraud
Posted on 17 Oct 2008 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

MASSACHUSETTS - Since its creation this past May, the Massachusetts Joint Enforcement Task Force on the Underground Economy and Employee Misclassification has received 310 complaints and launched 100 investigations into reports of tax and insurance fraud... Read More

Tags: Fraud

CA: Insurance Commissioner Reports Workers' Comp Fraud Cases Totalling $6.7 Million
Posted on 29 Oct 2009 by LexisNexis Workers' Comp Law Newsroom Staff

SACRAMENTO, CA - Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner today announced Sanjiv Mahendra Shah, 53, of Placentia and Abu M. Hossain, 59, of Chino Hills have pled guilty to 13 counts of fraud and one count of conspiracy in a workers' compensation insurance... Read More

Tags: Fraud