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October 8, 1993 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two New Jersey executives were named Thursday to run Primedex Health Systems, a controversial health care firm that operates mainly in California. The New York-based company said John J. Petillo, 46, will take over as chairman, president and chief executive in January, when he steps down as president and chief executive of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey. Joining Primedex as vice president and chief financial officer is Robert T.
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June 23, 1994 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Authorities broadened their investigations Wednesday into Primedex Health Systems, a controversial health care company operating mainly in California, by seizing records on the East and West coasts at firms with ties to the enterprise. Until last year, Primedex was one of the biggest workers' compensation medical operations in Southern California.
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BUSINESS
June 23, 1994 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Authorities broadened their investigations Wednesday into Primedex Health Systems, a controversial health care company operating mainly in California, by seizing records on the East and West coasts at firms with ties to the enterprise. Until last year, Primedex was one of the biggest workers' compensation medical operations in Southern California.
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October 8, 1993 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two New Jersey executives were named Thursday to run Primedex Health Systems, a controversial health care firm that operates mainly in California. The New York-based company said John J. Petillo, 46, will take over as chairman, president and chief executive in January, when he steps down as president and chief executive of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey. Joining Primedex as vice president and chief financial officer is Robert T.
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July 30, 1993 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Primedex Corp., one of the biggest and most controversial workers' compensation medical enterprises in Southern California, announced Thursday that it is pulling out of the business of treating injured employees. The Culver City-based firm--whose referral and billing practices are under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office--said it will lay off 225 of its 300 employees.
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June 1, 1996 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A neurosurgeon accused of masterminding one of the biggest workers' compensation scams in Southern California in the late 1980s and early 1990s has been hit with additional criminal charges in the alleged fraud. The expanded indictment announced Friday by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office against the doctor, David Gardner, 53, also named two new defendants in the case.
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November 2, 1995 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A neurosurgeon who founded one of the biggest and most controversial workers' compensation medical enterprises in Southern California during the early 1990s has been charged in what authorities are calling a $4.2-million tax-fraud and money-laundering conspiracy. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office announced Wednesday that it filed five felony counts against David G. Gardner, the Los Angeles doctor who founded the chain of workers' compensation clinics known as Primedex Corp.
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April 25, 1993 | STUART SILVERSTEIN Times Staff Writer
Turn on daytime television, and it's seemingly impossible to miss the commercials. A helicopter newsman bursts onto the screen, "reporting" for something called "Injury Central." Soon a worker appears, writhing in pain after tumbling to the pavement while unloading a truck. And then comes the pitch: Call Injury Central toll-free to get "all the medical and monetary benefits available through your employer's insurance. This means no cost to you. You owe it to yourself and those who count on you."
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July 30, 1993 | STUART SILVERSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Primedex Corp., one of the biggest and most controversial workers' compensation medical enterprises in Southern California, announced Thursday that it is pulling out of the business of treating injured employees. The Culver City-based firm--whose referral and billing practices are under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office--said it will lay off 225 of its 300 employees.
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