Category Archives: Fraud

REPORT: MORE THAN 175 MEDICAL PROVIDERS SUSPENDED FROM CALIFORNIA’S WORKERS’ COMPENSATION SYSTEM

According to a report from Safety + Health Magazine. California regulators have suspended several dozen medical providers from the state’s workers’ compensation system. The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) confirms that 178 medical providers have been barred from workers’ compensation cases. Here, our Bakersfield workers’ compensation defense attorney explains why medical providers were suspended from […]

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION FRAUD WATCH: FRESNO BUSINESS OWNERS CHARGED WITH UNDERREPORTING PAYROLL BY $2.5 MILLION

On October 11, 2022, the California Department of Insurance announced that the Central Valley Workers’ Compensation Fraud Task Force has uncovered a multi-million dollar workers’ compensation fraud scheme in Fresno. A husband, wife, and their daughter (Karamjit Nijjar, Rajinder Kaur Nijjar, and Mandip Nijjar) were arraigned on felony workers’ compensation fraud charges for allegedly underreporting […]

FATHER AND SON IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHARGED IN $12 MILLION WORKERS’ COMPENSATION FRAUD CASE

On October 26, 2022, the California Department of Insurance announced that a father and son duo have been charged in a $12 million workers’ compensation fraud case. Edgardo Cabrales Sr. and Edgar Cabrales Jr.—both of San Jose, CA—are charged with workers’ compensation fraud due to the intentional underreporting of employee wages and company payroll. Within […]

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION FRAUD CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST THREE PEOPLE AT THE LAST MINUTE

According to a report from the Sacramento Bee, a court has decided to drop workers’ compensation fraud charges against three individuals who were collectively accused of defrauding the system out of more than $125,000.00 in workers’ compensation premiums. A last-minute piece of key evidence regarding intent changed the situation. The criminal workers’ compensation fraud trial […]

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PHYSICIAN PLEADS GUILTY IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION FRAUD CASE—ACCEPTED ILLEGAL KICKBACKS

According to a report from the Del Mar Times, a Southern California surgeon has pled guilty to taking illegal kickbacks and defrauding the state’s workers’ compensation claims system. Lokesh S. Tantuwaya, 55 of San Diego, allegedly accepted more than $3 million in bribes as part of a more complex healthcare fraud scheme. In this blog […]

YELLOWSTONE ACTRESS CHARGED WITH FELONY WORKERS’ COMPENSATION FRAUD IN CALIFORNIA

On July 11, 2022, the California Department of Insurance announced that Q’Orianka Kilcher—a 32-year-old North Hollywood, CA actress famous for her role on the hit TV show ‘Yellowstone’—has been charged with two felony counts of workers’ compensation fraud. Authors contend that Ms. Kilcher collected more than $90,000.00 of workers’ compensation disability benefits that were not […]

CALIFORNIA BUSINESS OWNER ARRAIGNED FOR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION FRAUD (UNDERREPORTED PAYROLL)

On June 16, 2022, the California Department of Insurance announced that Gamlet Abramian, a 47-year-old business owner from Los Angeles County, has been arraigned on workers’ compensation fraud charges. Prosecutors contend that Mr. Abramian knowingly and willfully misreported payroll, thereby underpaying workers’ compensation insurance premiums by at least $212,667.00. Here, our Fresno workers’ compensation defense […]

THREE BUSINESS OWNERS ARRAIGNED IN WORKERS’ COMPENSATION FRAUD CASE IN CALIFORNIA

Workers’ compensation fraud remains a serious problem in our state. Three business owners were recently indicted and arraigned on criminal workers’ compensation fraud charges. As reported by Insurance Journal, the following three individuals are facing criminal workers’ compensation fraud allegations: Troy Williams of Angels Camp, California; Nanci Morman, of Somerset, California; and John Allison, of […]

INSURERS MAKE RENEWED PUSH TO IDENTIFY AND STOP WORKERS’ COMPENSATION FRAUD IN CALIFORNIA

Workers’ compensation insurance fraud harms everyone. It poses tremendous financial costs on employers, insurers, and employees. There have long been serious concerns about the extent of the workers’ compensation fraud problem in California. According to a report from Business Insurance, insurers are now making a renewed push to stop the fraud. In this article, our […]

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CONTRACTOR CHARGED WITH WORKERS’ COMPENSATION FRAUD

According to a report from the Insurance Journal, Adan Deniz, a contractor from Los Angeles County, has been arrested and charged with nearly two dozen counts of workers’ compensation fraud. Mr. Deniz is alleged to have intentionally underreported his company’s payroll by several hundreds of thousands of dollars, thereby bilking the state’s insurance fund out […]