May 22, 2017. Command Investigations, Packard Claims and Lion Insurance Company announce that Leon Ventura has pled nolo contendere/no contest for workers’ compensation fraud. Ventura was sentenced to one year of probation, but as part of his plea agreement, no restitution was ordered.
Command launched an investigation regarding Ventura after he sustained an alleged injury while working on a jobsite in 2016. Command’s Claims Data Verification Program™ (CDVP™) resolved that Ventura provided a suspect SSN to obtain workers’ compensation benefits. The SSN provided by Ventura was issued to an individual in the state of California.
Based on evidence gathered during the investigation, Command’s SIU Department submitted a referral to the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS), Division of Insurance Fraud based on material misrepresentation, as required under Florida Statute 626.9891.
Ventura was arrested on May 11, 2016 in Hendry County, Florida.
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