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Feds: $1.2 Billion in Bills Frozen as a Result of Operation Backlash

Thursday, July 11, 2019 | 1514 | 2 | 28 min read

The federal government says its prosecution of a fraud ring based in San Diego that cheated the California workers’ compensation system and private insurers out of more than $200 million led to the freezing of more than $1.2 billion in suspect billings. The federal investigation called “Operation Backlash” focused on a network of marketers, doctors, lawyers and medical providers who conspired to buy and sell patients like commodities, the FBI said in a statement posted earlier this month. The network primarily preyed on seasonal migrant workers who travel between C...

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