Category Archives: Fraud

Attorneys Hit with $40,000.00 in Sanctions for Frivolous Delay Tactics

A recent en banc decision from California’s Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board serves as a stern warning to attorneys: abuse of legal procedures to cause delay will not be tolerated and can result in severe monetary sanctions. In the consolidated matter of Alfredo Ledezma et al. v. Kareem Cart Commissary and Mfg., the Appeals Board imposed […]

California Employer Will Pay Nearly $700,000.00 in Restitution for Workers’ Compensation Fraud

On May 3, 2024, the Insurance Journal reported that a business owner in California had been ordered to pay nearly $700,000.00 in financial restitution as part of a workers’ compensation fraud case. Jorge Maldonado—the owner of a construction company—underreported his company’s number of employees. Here, our Sacramento workers’ compensation defense lawyers discuss the case in […]

Applicant Ordered to Pay More than $100,000.00 in Restitution in Workers’ Compensation Fraud Case in Sacramento County

On March 14, 2024, the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office announced that Ahmad Zaki Noori, a welder convicted for workers’ compensation fraud, has been ordered to pay significant financial restitution. He was previously indicted for two counts of felony workers’ compensation fraud. Here, our Sacramento workers’ compensation defense attorney discusses the case in more detail. […]

Allegations: Former Human Resources Manager in San Francisco Stole More than $600,000.00 from Workers’ Compensation Fund

On March 21, 2024, CBS News reported that a former human resources (HR) manager in San Francisco misappropriated more than $600,000.00 in workers’ compensation funds. Stanley Ellicott has been arrested and is now facing dozens of serious criminal charges. Within this article, our Fresno workers’ compensation defense attorney provides a more comprehensive discussion of the […]

What is the Legal Definition of Workers’ Compensation Fraud in California?

Workers’ compensation fraud is a serious issue. The California Department of Insurance estimates that fraud within the workers’ compensation system costs the state between $1 billion and $3 billion each year. This raises an important question: How is workers’ compensation fraud defined? Our Fresno workers’ compensation defense law firm answers the question by providing a […]

Physician in California Charged With the Filing of Fraudulent Workers’ Compensation Liens

According to a report from Business Insurance, a physician in the San Francisco Bay Area has been charged with a crime as part of a major workers’ compensation fraud case. Dr. Gary Martinovsky is facing charges for more than three dozen insurance violations. The matter is related to allegedly fraudulent medical liens. Here, our Pasadena […]

Suspended Prison Sentences for Contractors Convicted of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

According to a report from the King City Rustler, two contractors from Monterey County—Elias Perez Jr. and Alejandra Perez—have received suspended prison sentences for their role in a major workers’ compensation fraud scheme that was perpetrated between 2013 and 2017. Both defendants were placed on felony probation for seven years. Here, our Monterey County workers’ […]

Insurance Agent in California Arrested and Charged With Stealing Workers’ Compensation Premiums from Small Business Owners

According to reporting from the Insurance Journal, an insurance agent in California has been arrested and charged with multiple serious felony criminal offenses for allegedly stealing the workers’ compensation premiums paid by several small businesses. Erin Lee McCarroll of Laguna Beach, CA, was arraigned on 27 criminal counts, including grand theft charges, in the workers’ […]


According to a report from the Insurance Journal, California regulators are stepping up the fight against insurance fraud—especially workers’ compensation fraud committed by medical providers. California Insurance Commissioner, Ricardo Lara, has announced more than $50 million in insurance fraud prevention grants to 34 District Attorneys’ (DA) offices across the state. Notably, a significant portion of […]


According to a report from Insurance Journal, California regulators have uncovered an alleged seven-figure workers’ compensation fraud scheme in the Fresno area. An employer stands accused of intentionally underreporting payroll—thereby unlawfully saving itself approximately more than $100,000.00 in workers’ compensation premiums. Proper reporting of payroll is essential. Within this blog post, our Fresno workers’ compensation […]