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Report on Chicago Comp Program Could Be Just the Start of More Investigations

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 806 | 0 | 54 min read

An examination of Chicago's workers' compensation program suggests that problems extend far and wide, from overpayments on claims, little attempt at subrogation, minimal fraud prevention efforts and a widespread lack of oversight. But watchdogs and fraud investigators say the report by the Grant Thornton accounting firm, released last week, may only scratch the surface, and more investigations and prosecutions are likely to follow in the months ahead. Chicago's new mayor, Lori Lightfoot, announced last week that the city had chosen internationally known Gallagh...

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