Trial Starting In MRI Provider’s Kickback Case

Federal prosecutors were scheduled to start making their case yesterday that Sam Sarkis Solakyan engaged in a major kickback scheme to direct referrals of workers’ comp claimants to his chain of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) centers in exchange for cash payments. The scheme is alleged to have racked up $284 million in charges related to … Read More »

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MRI Provider Charged with Bribery

United States Attorneys are due in court early next month to prosecute a 12-count workers’ comp fraud indictment. It is against Sam Solakyan for his alleged role in a major kickback scheme. Solakyan ran an MRI network under the names Vital Imaging and San Diego MRI Institute. Solakyan is seeking a dismissal. He is claiming … Read More »

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Fraudsters In $200M Scheme Sentenced

Convicted workers’ comp providers, cappers, attorneys and others associated with a wide-ranging workers’ comp kickback scheme are going to jail.  Federal courts have handed down prison sentences of up to five years and ordered millions in penalties. The cases, along with an earlier conviction and 10-year sentence for a radiologist, are part of the Fed’s … Read More »

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Sentencing Another Workers’ Comp Fraudster

Prosecutors in San Diego County will be back in court next month for sentencing following the successful prosecution of Gonzalo Paredes on 51 felony counts of paying kickbacks for patient referrals and fraudulently billing workers’ comp carriers. Paredes was the office manager for and willing partner with Dr. Ronald Grusd in a $22 million scheme. … Read More »

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