A Valencia man, who is also a teacher in Los Angeles County, was arrested and charged with two counts of insurance fraud and a single misdemeanor count of child cruelty. Eric Johnson, 61, who works for the Los Angeles County Office of Education, was arrested after an investigation of a workers’ compensation claim by the California Department of Insurance produced evidence that contradicted Johnson’s statement.
Johnson claimed that he was injured during an altercation with a 17-year old student at the Camp Mendenhall juvenile facility. In his claim, Johnson stated that the student had initiated the confrontation by hitting him in the face. Video evidence indicated that Johnson had actually initiated the contact, leading to both of the fraud charges and the child cruelty charge against him.
An experienced Valencia insurance fraud attorney
If you’ve been charged with workers’ compensation insurance fraud or a similar workplace crime, Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Robert Helfend can take your case. Workplace related convictions can be devastating because they impact your life long after the matter has been resolved in Court. A workplace crime conviction can prevent you from finding gainful employment, or could result in the loss of professional licensure or credentials, depending upon what you do for a living.
Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of fraud defense experience in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California. He will work with you personally to build a solid defense, even when the evidence against you appears to be strong.
Mr. Helfend has established a reputation as an aggressive defender, and will work hard on your behalf to get the charges against you reduced or dropped altogether. In California, avoiding felony convictions is essential, because the state’s Three Strikes Law imposes harsh additional penalties against you for successive felony convictions. Mr. Helfend can help you navigate the complexities of California’s judicial system. He will always work to secure the best possible outcome for your case, including reduced or eliminated charges, alternative sentencing and favorable plea arrangements.
When you’re facing a felony fraud charge in Los Angeles County, don’t settle for less than an experienced, aggressive fraud attorney like Robert Helfend. Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County fraud case.
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