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A Dark, Secret Place: California Workers’ Compensation Fraud

September 27, 2017
7:00 PM PDT to 8:00 PM PDT
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The California Club
538 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Medical professionals of all types and other suppliers to the workers’ compensation system have concocted schemes to extract countless hundreds of millions of dollars a year of excess profits from business enterprises, governmental units, and all other organizations with employees.

California has a disproportionately high percentage of the workers’ compensation burden in the United States, running at around $20 billion a year.  Southern California likewise has a disproportionately high fraction of the total cost within California, and is demonstratively outsized in provider fraud.

Usually hidden in plain sight, these fraud schemes are constantly evolving and fan out throughout our state and even across the country.

The presentation will review a variety of successful fraud schemes, from a forensic perspective and examine details of the inner workings of these frauds.  Some (but not all) of these frauds have become public knowledge from current and past law enforcement prosecutions.


John Williams, CFE, CPA

John Williams, has been working in the insurance industry continuously since 1980 in the capacity as an independent auditor, chief financial officer, and as a Director of Internal audit and SIU (Special Investigations Unit) investigator.  Leveraging off his experience as an auditor and CFO, Mr. Williams is presently, and has been for more than 15 years, practicing under his own name as a sole practitioner. Among the services Mr. Williams provides are audits of property/casualty insurance companies, medical clinics, pension plans, aircraft service companies, and other entities; personal and business tax preparation, business sale and valuation, bookkeeping, forensic type auditing in support of insurance company claims, and other client accounting and financial assistance. Mr. Williams also provides insurance companies assistance in preparing consolidated financial statements and statutory annual statements. In addition, Mr. Williams has also performed significant controller-level consulting service for several subsidiaries of one of the world’s largest industrial and financial conglomerate's insurance operations.

The learning portion of the evening will qualify for 2 hours of CPE (Continuing Professional Education). 

5:00 to 6:00 PM: Registration and Networking
6:00 to 8:00 PM: Meeting, Dinner, and Discussion
Ticket price includes dinner, beverages, and dessert. Entrée choices are Veggie, Chicken, or Salmon.

538 S. Flower Street 
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Please do not park at the California Club itself.

Established in 1887, the beautiful California Club is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles and will serve as an outstanding home for our monthly meetings. 

The California Club is located at 538 South Flower Street in Los Angeles.  Many parking structures are located within one block of the Club, the nearest (next door) being the Westlawn Garage at 524 South Flower Street.  The after 4:00PM rate at the Westlawn Garage is $8.  The dress code is business casual (no denim, shorts, sneakers, etc.)

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$70.00 LA ACFE Chapter Member
$60.00 Earlybird rate before September 17

$80.00 Non-LA ACFE Chapter Members
$70.00 Earlybird rate before September 17

$70.00 Full-time Student Ticket
$60.00 Earlybird rate before September 17