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Window Washer Goes Down for Comp Fraud

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office recently announced the conviction of Emmett Timothy Kennedy III, a southern California business owner who pleaded no contest to three felony counts, including insurance fraud.  He has now paid the full restitution amount of $321,350.00.  Mr. Kennedy was undone when one of his employees in a window-washing business complained to the Maintenance Cooperation Trust Fund that he and other employees were only being paid in cash.

This is another example of the underground economy – and in such a dangerous industry too!  Can you imagine what would have happened if one of the window-washers would have fallen off, especially with no insurance to cover the loss and assist the employee’s family?

Your humble blogger has commented on this several times – it’s not worth it!  Buy the insurance!

However, that being said, it’s important to remember that there is also plenty of workers’ compensation fraud from the employee side.  Your humble blogger looks forward to seeing the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office show its zeal and commitment to prosecuting employee-transgressors as well.

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  1. Tom Harbinson
    September 18th, 2012 at 08:55 | #1


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