Marcello Pompa, 37, of Saugus, MA, was charged with wage theft, failure to pay workers’ compensation insurance, and workers’ compensation fraud. Attorney information wasn’t available.
A former U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employee has admitted to committing fraud by pocketing over $650,000 in workers compensation payments for an on-the-job slip and fall she falsely claimed disabled her, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey.
Janeide Chillis of Irvington pleaded guilty in exchange for leniency for committing fraud to obtain workers’ compensation and making false statements. Her sentencing hearing is scheduled for September 10, 2020. Attorney information wasn’t available.
These are some of the largest police departments in the country, and all are suffering the effects of COVID-19. On a recent Friday, 10% of the New York police force, about 4,111 officers, called in sick as the virus began to move through the ranks. Over 500 personnel of the department have tested positive for the virus, including some top-ranking officials. Detroit’s PD has 20% of its officers under quarantine, while Boston’s former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis expressed what many officers and citizens alike worry about.
First responders put themselves on the line every day when they rush to the site of an accident or a citizen in need. This is even more true in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially since so much is unknown about the virus. Those carrying the disease may not have any symptoms, yet they may be spreading it to everyone they are near, including first responders who arrive to help with no thought for their own safety.
South Carolina first responders are now asking if they will be eligible for Worker’s Compensation if they contract COVID-19 in the course of their work. The answer, unfortunately, is far from simple.
ABC 5 Eyewitness News began investigating Pride Transportation in 2019 after the company allegedly refused to cooperate with police when a bus carrying elementary school students went missing for several hours in Brooklyn Park.