Lawyer arrested for fraudulently billing insurers $300,000

Attorney arrested for fraudulently billing insurers $300,000

According to investigators, Luna only referred its own employee compensation clients to Adelante Interpreting for the purpose of collecting fraudulent charges from insurers. The attorney’s fees were for translation and interpreting for employee compensation claims during dismissal and medical appointments.

An official notice from the California Department of Insurance said that Luna had not disclosed its financial interest in Adelante Interpreting, as required by law. He allegedly used his daughter’s name for the records, but Luna ultimately controlled all aspects of the interpreting and translation company – including administrative logs, employee logs, independent contractor logs, and billing and collection logs.

The State Department of Insurance also announced that among the insurance companies affected by Luna’s system, ACM, AIG, Amtrust, BHHC, CompWest, Employers, ESIS, Farmers, Hartford, ICW, Liberty Mutual, Markel, Matrix, Midwest, Sedgwick, SCIF and Sentry include, Travelers, York and Zurich.

Luna is expected to return to court on January 19, 2021. The case is being prosecuted by the Orange County Attorney’s Office.