A Simi Valley woman was charged earlier this summer in connection with a massive Riverside-based fraud conspiracy. Gladys Ross, 53, was charged for her part in a $98 million workers compensation insurance scam. Also charged were four area doctors, a lawyer and another individual.
Ross was indicted for her role in a workers’ compensation fraud mill operated by Peyman Heidary, a Riverside chiropractor. The scheme involved a law firm working cooperatively with the doctors to stage workers compensation accidents, and file fraudulent claims. Of the $98 million in claims submitted, approximately $12.4 million was collected.
Ross was named in a 69-count indictment and faces a maximum sentence of more than 63 years in federal prison if convicted on all charges.
Federal fraud attorney
If you’re arrested for fraud by the federal government, Los Angeles federal fraud attorney Robert Helfend can take your case. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of criminal defense experience in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California. He also takes federal cases in every federal circuit.
The federal government prosecutes fraudulent activity against government agencies very aggressively, in part because federal programs make lucrative targets. Convictions on federal charges can result in long prison sentences and expensive restitution. In addition, you can face the loss of professional credentials, and be permanently barred from providing services to federal agencies and their beneficiaries.
To protect your interests and your freedom, you need the assistance of an experienced federal defense attorney who can help you navigate the complexities of the federal criminal justice system. Don’t risk your freedom on inexperienced defense counsel. Instead, work with an experienced aggressive defense attorney like Robert Helfend.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura fraud case.
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