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joshua-sukoff-45PD4tmK5k4-unsplash-300x200Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton has announced changes to the way her office will handle civil asset forfeiture, a controversial practice that allows police to confiscate property and money they believe is connected to criminal activity.

Becton said her office will no longer pursue civil asset forfeiture against people who have not been charged with a crime. She has also raised the threshold for initiating seizures from $500 to $1,000, cementing an interim policy she passed roughly 18 months ago.

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pexels-sora-shimazaki-5668473-300x200A California attorney was arrested this week for illegally billing 20 separate insurance companies and collecting over $310,000 in workers’ compensation fees, the California Department of Insurance announced.

Moses Luna, 73, of Newport Beach, CA, faces 20 felony counts of insurance fraud. He is scheduled to return to court on January 19, 2021. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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pexels-pixabay-48895-300x198A California roofing company owner faces insurance fraud charges after she allegedly underreported payroll for her business by over $4 million, resulting in losses of more than $2 million to the California State Compensation Insurance Fund.

Judy Hein, 71, of Oxnard, CA, was arraigned on five felony counts of insurance fraud. It is unclear if she has acquired legal representation.

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feliphe-schiarolli-hes6nUC1MVc-unsplash-300x200The District Attorney’s Office for Riverside County has announced charges against 14 Southern California residents for their alleged roles in a workers’ compensation fraud scheme that cost insurance providers more than $22 million. The defendants are being charged in three separate cases with a variety of counts, including conspiracy, insurance fraud, receiving kickbacks, and capping.

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pexels-photoscom-93398-300x200Two owners of a long-haul trucking company based in Sacramento, CA, have been charged for allegedly misclassifying employees and underreporting payroll in a scheme to defraud their insurer and the Employment Development Department out of $450,000 in insurance premiums.

Hardip Singh, 44, and Amandeep Kaur, 36, were charged with multiple counts of insurance fraud. It is unclear if they have acquired legal representation.

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