LAPD Officer Arrested for Workers’ Comp Fraud

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Last week, a nine-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department was arrested on suspicion of workers’ comp fraud. On January 17, 2018, Jason Gordon, 48, was arrested in accordance with a felony arrest warrant for workers’ comp fraud and attempted perjury.

When Gordon filed a medical claim in 2015, the LAPD’s Special Operations Division Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit launched an investigation. Investigators from the LA County District Attorney’s Healthcare Fraud Division and LA City Attorney’s Office established probable cause that Gordon “knowingly engaged” in physical exercise, which was inconsistent with the temporary totally disabled status that he claimed.

Authorities stated that Gordon “received benefits to which he was not entitled.” He was booked and released when he posted the $40,000 bail.

Gordon is the second LAPD employee to get arrested on suspicion of committing workers’ comp fraud. Gerald Pully was arrested on January 11, 2018 on charges that he exaggerated the severity of his injuries while receiving benefits from the LAPD. Pully, 51, was an employee of the city for 18 years and filed a medical compensation claim in 2016.

Posted in: Criminal Defence, Workers' Compensation Law


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