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January 31, 1987
Investigators armed with warrants searched premises at 22 locations Friday--including lawyers' and doctors' offices--as part of an investigation of alleged insurance fraud involving claims against the RTD. A task force of 90 Los Angeles County district attorneys' office investigators and prosecutors joined the raids--one of the most extensive by the county in recent years. No arrests were made and no suspects have been named.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1988 | RICH CONNELL, Times Staff Writer
An attorney, a chiropractor and four others were charged Tuesday in a second wave of prosecutions involving payments made on allegedly phony injury claims filed in connection with RTD bus accidents. The latest charges, announced by Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner, brings to 11 the number of persons charged or convicted in the alleged insurance fraud scheme.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1988 | RICH CONNELL, Times Staff Writer
An attorney, a chiropractor and four others were charged Tuesday in a second wave of prosecutions involving payments made on allegedly phony injury claims filed in connection with RTD bus accidents. The latest charges, announced by Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner, brings to 11 the number of persons charged or convicted in the alleged insurance fraud scheme.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1987 | RICH CONNELL, Times Staff Writer
The RTD board selected a new firm on Thursday to take over its troubled accident and injury claims program and agreed to more than double the fees paid to the new contractor. On a 7-3 vote, Southern California Rapid Transit District board members reluctantly approved a $9.5-million, two-year deal with HCM Calim Management Corp., a New Jersey-based subsidiary of Hertz Corp., as its claims handler.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1987 | RICH CONNELL and TRACY WOOD, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles chiropractor pleaded guilty Tuesday to 18 counts of conspiracy, grand theft and forgery resulting from an alleged scheme to bilk the Southern California Rapid Transit District out of thousands of dollars through phony injury claims filed in connection with bus accidents. In a related development, The Times has learned that the district attorney's office has called witnesses before the Los Angeles County Grand Jury as part of its ongoing investigation of RTD insurance fraud.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 4, 1987 | RICH CONNELL, Times Staff Writer
The RTD board selected a new firm on Thursday to take over its troubled accident and injury claims program and agreed to more than double the fees paid to the new contractor. On a 7-3 vote, Southern California Rapid Transit District board members reluctantly approved a $9.5-million, two-year deal with HCM Calim Management Corp., a New Jersey-based subsidiary of Hertz Corp., as its claims handler.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1987 | RICH CONNELL, Times Staff Writer
Five people, including two attorneys and a chiropractor, were charged Tuesday in a major phony-injury scheme that Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner said may have bilked the RTD out of $5 million.
NEWS
March 25, 1987
Linda Yvonne Thompson of Los Angeles became the first publicly named target in a major investigation of allegedly phony injury claims involving Southern California Rapid Transit District bus accidents. In a prepared statement, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Thompson is a suspect in the ongoing RTD case, which investigators have said may have included payments to attorneys and doctors for victims who do not exist. Thompson is a former claims adjuster at Leonard J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1987
The RTD's investigation-battered insurance adjusting firm is abandoning its struggle to hold on to transit agency contracts worth more than $3 million a year. Leonard J. Russo Insurance Services Inc. said Friday it is withdrawing proposals to continue administering settlements from bus accidents, rider injury and employee disability cases.
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November 22, 1986 | TED VOLLMER, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles County prosecutor said Friday that his office is investigating possible kickbacks and other irregularities in connection with personal injury claims filed against the RTD. Deputy Dist. Atty. David Disco of the Major Frauds Division said the probe centers on operations at the company that processes the claims, Leonard J. Russo Insurance Services Inc., of Emeryville, Calif.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 3, 1987 | RICH CONNELL and TRACY WOOD, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles chiropractor pleaded guilty Tuesday to 18 counts of conspiracy, grand theft and forgery resulting from an alleged scheme to bilk the Southern California Rapid Transit District out of thousands of dollars through phony injury claims filed in connection with bus accidents. In a related development, The Times has learned that the district attorney's office has called witnesses before the Los Angeles County Grand Jury as part of its ongoing investigation of RTD insurance fraud.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 27, 1987 | RICH CONNELL, Times Staff Writer
Five people, including two attorneys and a chiropractor, were charged Tuesday in a major phony-injury scheme that Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner said may have bilked the RTD out of $5 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1987
Investigators armed with warrants searched premises at 22 locations Friday--including lawyers' and doctors' offices--as part of an investigation of alleged insurance fraud involving claims against the RTD. A task force of 90 Los Angeles County district attorneys' office investigators and prosecutors joined the raids--one of the most extensive by the county in recent years. No arrests were made and no suspects have been named.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 16, 1987 | ROBERT W. STEWART and RICH CONNELL, Times Staff Writers
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office, after conducting an investigation, has found no evidence that any member of the RTD board was bribed to influence the award of a $1.4-million insurance contract, The Times has learned. The office's Special Investigations Division, which looks into allegations of official corruption, is preparing a memorandum outlining its findings, sources familiar with the investigation said. The memorandum is expected to be made public within a few weeks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1987 | RICH CONNELL and TRACY WOOD, Times Staff Writers
Doctors, lawyers and others have conspired to defraud the RTD by filing phony claims for bus accident injuries, it was alleged Monday in an lawsuit that seeks millions of dollars in civil damages on behalf of the transit district. The $17-million suit, growing out of a Studio City accident last May in which two RTD buses collided, alleges that injury claims were filed by "passengers" who were non-existent or who were not aboard either bus.
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