Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Wednesday, January 12, 2010


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District Attorneys Office Receives $17.2 Million State Grant


By a MetNews Staff Writer


The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is slated to receive three grants from the California Department of Insurance, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced yesterday.

A spokesperson for Antonovich said that the Board of Supervisors had unanimously approved the grants, totaling $17.2 million, to combat automobile insurance and workers’ compensation fraud.

A $5.3 million grant will be given to the district attorney’s office “to combat fraudulent claims that cost taxpayers millions of dollars annually and have led to thousands of jobs being lost due to local business closures precipitated by escalating workers’ compensation costs caused by fraud,” the spokesperson said.

The remaining two grants will focus on auto insurance fraud organizations and the “unscrupulous doctors, chiropractors, lawyers and others who profit from fraudulent automobile insurance claims,” the spokesperson added.


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