CA - Landscaper Pleads Guilty to Double-Dipping Charge
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A Southern California man pleaded guilty to one count of felony workers’ compensation fraud after investigators discovered that he worked as a landscaper while receiving disability benefits for an alleged injury that he suffered while working for another landscaping company, according to a report in the Ventura County Star.
Jose Alvizo-Rodriguez of Santa Paula will be sentenced on July 19. He faces a maximum of five years behind bars and a fine of $150,000, according to the newspaper.
Alvizo-Rodriguez, 46, filed a claim in July 2015 while working for Daley Landscaping in Ojai. He ...
NJ - Excessive Fees Went to Three Providers, Investigation Shows
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Details continue to emerge about skyrocketing workers’ compensation in Paterson, New Jersey, after a former city councilman’s brother was suspended as risk manager for the city and for the school district.
Samir Goow, the brother of former Councilman Aslon Goow, was suspended earlier this month after an investigation showed that workers’ compensation medical billings almost doubled, to $2.3 million, in 2017.
Records show that almost all of that was from three out-of-network medical firms that Samir Goow allegedly added after he took over as risk manager in 2015, the Paterso...