A Los Angeles radiologist and a Huntington Beach chiropractor are among a growing number of Southern California medical professionals indicted in an ongoing workers compensation insurance fraud scheme. Some participants in the scheme have already been indicted in a federal fraud probe, and are now also accused of workers compensation insurance fraud at the state level. The scheme includes several chiropractors, a pain management physician, and a medical equipment provider.
Feds investigated workers compensation insurance fraud, too
According to investigators, the indicted professionals recruited unsuspecting patients with work-related injuries to file claims. Recruiters routed patients to participating doctors and chiropractors, who ordered specific, preselected tests and treatments in exchange for kickbacks of $50 to $100 per patient. Treatments were then billed to insurance companies. Doctors had to meet monthly quotas in order to continue to participate in the workers compensation insurance fraud, and were required to pay into the operation when they did not meet their quotas. An undercover FBI agent infiltrated the operation when the principals tried to expand the workers compensation insurance fraud plan into other areas of Southern California.
Criminal defense attorney Robert Helfend can help if you’ve been arrested on workers compensation insurance fraud, embezzlement charges, or other crimes related to the theft or misuse of funds. The experience of your criminal defense attorney in the courtroom is critical to the outcome of your case, but experience alone isn’t enough to get charges against you dropped or reduced. You need an aggressive, diligent criminal defense attorney who is willing to do what it takes to protect your rights and freedoms.
Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experienced exclusively in criminal defense and can help you fight fraud charges against you. If you’ve been accused of workers compensation insurance fraud, your livelihood is at stake. You could be the subject of federal prosecution, state prosecution or both. Upon conviction, your professional license could be permanently suspended, which means that the career you spent years preparing for could go up in smoke.
Over his career as a criminal defense attorney, Robert Helfend has developed an impressive resume featuring a broad range of successful criminal defense in both federal and state courts. Let Mr. Helfend put his skills and experience to work for you.
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