Criminal Cases (D.O.I.)


Employer caught denying workers’ comp benefits after employee loses limb

The Center for Contract Compliance Sr. Investigator Frank Velazquez assisted a Sr. Investigator for State Fund Insurance leading to the arrest of Harry Minassian owner of Pacific Construction who denied Workers' Compensation Benefits to a seriously injured worker.
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Criminal Cases (D.A.)


Press Release - PCN3, Inc. -Babak Abghari Homayoun Abghari Julio Alvarado Cody Lawson and Phyllis Martinez arraignment

FIVE DEFENDANTS ARRAIGNED FOR COMMITTING OVER $635,000 IN TAX AND INSURANCE FRAUD AND FAILING TO PAY EMPLOYEES PREVAILING WAGE ON PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTS
SANTA ANA, Calif. – Five defendants were arraigned yesterday April 12, 2016, for committing over $635,000 in tax and insurance fraud and failing to pay employees prevailing wage on public works contracts.
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Defendant faces additional charges for attempting to take restitution money from victims

*Defendant was also previously charged for conspiring to underpay employees on public works projects
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Father and Son Convicted of $300,000 Embezzlement

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A father and son were convicted today of embezzling over $300,000 from employee wages on public works jobs.
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Mackone Development and Pak's Cabinets

Center for Contract Compliance Investigator Patrick Clifton provided crucial information and documents to the Orange County D.A.'s office leading to charges against Scot Sung Yang Owner of Mackone Development, his Superintendent and a subcontractor for conspiring to underpay workers and failure to report payments to Workmans Compensation Carrier.
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Mustafa Bdaiwi, Owner Malcon Civils Inc. Sentenced

CONSTRUCTION COMPANY OWNER SENTENCED FOR DEFRAUDING EMPLOYEES BY TAKING OVER $220,000 IN WAGES FROM TWO PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTS
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Malcon Civils, Inc. Case Update

In 2011 CCC Investigator Paul Valdovinos opened a case on contractor Malcon Civils, Inc. after receiving worker complaints of cash kickbacks to the contractor on an Irvine elementary School Public Works Contract, a violation of §1778 State Labor Code.
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United Seal Coating, aka United Sealcoating and Slurry Seal, Inc, United Paving and Santa Barbra Paving

People V. Alberto Rodriguez, Maria Rodriguez and Byron Duran Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced today the arrest of local business owner Alberto "Al" Rodriguez, his wife Maria Rodriguez, and Byron Duran.
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Malcon Civils Inc. Owner and Forman Arraigned

Center for Contract Compliance Investigator Paul Valdovinos provided crucial information and documents to the Orange County D.A.’s office leading to an indictment of the Owner and Foreman of Malcon Civils Inc. for defrauding employees by taking $330,000 in wages from two public works contracts.
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Siapin Indictment

Sr. Investigator Frank Velazquez provided crucial information and documents to the Orange County D.A.'s office leading to an indictment of a father & son for embezzling over $300,000 from employee wages.
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Five charged in multimillion dollar workers' comp and payroll fraud case

An investigation stemmed by the Center for Contract Compliance triggers a multimillion dollar workers' comp and payroll fraud case.
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