Los Angeles Police Officer Pleads No Contest To WC Fraud Charges

                               

Los Angeles, California (WorkersCompensation.com)- A Los Angeles police officer has pleaded no contest to workers’ compensation insurance fraud, according to the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office. 

48-year-old Jason Gordon, who’s last assignment with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) was with the Valley’s Traffic Division was arrested in January on a felony arrest warrant related to charges of worker’s compensation fraud and attempted perjury, and was later arraigned.

Investigators from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Healthcare Fraud Division and the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office conducted a probe on Gordon and the medical claim he filed back in 2015. They stated that while Gordon was out on temporary totally disabled status, he was still performing activities that were inconsistent with his claimed injury. Authorities had established probable cause to determine that Gordon was knowingly engaging in physical workouts and receiving benefits to which he was not entitled.

Now six months later, Gordon is currently on probation for three years, he must complete 300 hours of community service, and will have to pay over $12,000 in restitution. Gordon is on summary probation, which is informal probation for misdemeanor convictions that do not require any reporting to the probation department. However, if he fails to do his community service and pay back the money that is outlined in his plea agreement, he could end up spending time in jail.

In a statement to Workerscompensation.com  the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office declared, “The District Attorney’s Healthcare Fraud Division proactively seeks to protect the integrity of the workers’ compensation system so that injured workers have access to the benefits they need to get back on the job. Our office aggressively prosecutes public employees who illegally receive benefits through fraud and deceit because their crimes corrode public trust and waste valuable public funds.”


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