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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Top Workers’ Comp Stories of 2018

Every year the first issue of the Workers’ Comp Executive includes a “Top Stories” item covering the hottest topics from the past year. Some years, the top stories might be driven by Legislative changes or new interpretations of existing law by the courts or the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board. Others it might be the market … Read More »

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More Charges In Orange County Capping Case

A continuing investigation into an alleged $300 million capping and illegal referral scheme produced new charges against one of the original figures.  It also brought charges against four chiropractors for being willing participants in the pay for referrals scheme. The first phase of the Orange County District Attorney’s investigation into Providence Scheduling and Centro Legal … Read More »

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Feds Indict Alleged Comp Fraudster

The United States Attorney for the Southern District of California unsealed a 12-count indictment and arrest warrant against the head of a statewide imaging network with alleged ties to another well-publicized kickback and referral scheme. The indictment against Sam Solakyan who ran Vital Imaging, San Diego MRI Institute, Global Holdings, and other operations includes charges … Read More »

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Providers, Applicant’s Attorneys & Cappers Charged in Fraud

Investigators for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the California Department of Insurance charged ten applicant’s attorneys and six cappers in a massive $300 million workers’ comp fraud scheme that allegedly had been running for years. The prosecutors promise that this is but phase one of the case and that additional charges and defendants … Read More »

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