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    Posted by Sharon on 9/06/10

    PRESS RELEASE: 9/8 Press Conference-Insurance Commissioner

    Candidate Padilla To Call For Prosecution Of Workers
    Compensation Judge Dugan

    Press Release

    Insurance Commissioner Candidate Dina Padilla from Peace
    and Freedom Party To Report Corrupt Workers Compensation
    At California Fraud Assessment Commission Meeting September
    8, 2010 9:45 AM

    California Fraud Division Headquarters
    9342 Tech Center Drive, Suite 100
    Sacramento, California 95826
    (916) 854-5760

    Dina Padilla, a candidate for California Insurance
    Commissioner from Peace and Freedom Party will be having a
    press conference along with family members of injured
    workers and health and safety advocates at the California
    Fraud Assessment Commission FAC. This state commission
    dispenses more than $29 million a year to California
    District Attorneys to prosecute workers compensation fraud.
    Candidate Padilla has been in the forefront of those
    fighting against the cost shifting by the insurance
    industry and employers included self-insured employers like
    Kaiser and Safeway Inc. who have refused to
    properly take care of their injured workers. On September
    8, 2010, Padilla will be joined by Sandi Trend, mother of
    injured Agraquest biotech worker David Bell. Trend has
    filed charges that Judge WCAB Judge Suzanne F. Dugan
    voted to reject an appeal on her son's workers compensation
    claim while her husband Michael t. Dugan had a financial
    relationship with biotech company Agraquest owned by Pam
    Marrone. The District Attorneys of Yolo County and
    Sacramento refuse to prosecute this workers compensation
    fraud despite extensive evidence.

    Also joining her will be Dr. Jack Thrasher who has
    challenged the corporate rules of ACOEM imbedded in
    California Workers Compensation law that prevent workers
    injured by mold at work from getting medical coverage.
    Padilla charged that "ACOEM is propagating mickey mouse
    science manipulated by the insurance industry, employers
    and the drug companies to prevent workers getting
    healthcare when injured by mold on the job."
    _www.drthrasher.org_ (

    Padilla has also charged that the Insurance Commissioner
    Steve Poizner and previous Insurance Commissioners have
    refused to prosecute insurance companies and self insured
    employers who refuse to pay for injured workers and
    instead force these workers to go onto California State
    Disability Insurance SDI and Social Security to get their
    serious injuries taken care of. The taxpayers of California
    are paying for this cost-shifting.

    Padilla will be raising the case of Tim Hack and the
    injured workers at Toyota of Poway who have been
    contaminated by mold by their owners and Stuart
    Lichter, the developer of the Downey toxic dump site in the
    Los Angeles area. These workers have made complaints to the
    San Diego DA against their employer for Workers
    Compensation Fraud but have not heard back.

    These employers and developers have refused to take care of
    injured workers who have had serious health problems as a
    result of their drive for profits. Padilla charges that the
    District Attorneys and California Attorney General Jerry
    Brown have refused to prosecute this massive cost shifting
    scam as a result of deregulation.

    Padilla said "It is time to protect the working people of
    California and prosecute those insurance companies and
    employers who have conspired to violate the laws protecting
    workers injured on the job. If elected I will clean
    up the systemic corruption in the workers compensation
    system and also work to eliminate the insurance industry in

    Padilla has also been joined by Green Party candidate for
    California Insurance Commissioner Bill Balderson that Dave
    Jones and all candidates be able to debate together the
    issues for the people of California. Democratic
    Party candidate Dave Jones has refused to respond to
    requests to participate in full debates with all ballot
    qualified candidates. He also has refused to
    respond to Toyota Of Poway workers who have tried to enlist
    his support.

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