SAN FRANCISCO--California State Compensation Insurance Fund's anti-fraud program has enabled statewide district attorneys to win more than $5 million in restitution orders. The restitution judgments are a direct result of 155 premium fraud convictions during the last six years.

In San Diego County alone, restitution decisions this year totaled more than $2 million. For example, the owners of the Branco Construction Company were ordered by San Diego County Superior Court to pay $834,000 in restitution following their conviction on felony workers' compensation and unemployment insurance fraud.  In a similar case, owners of C & H framing were ordered to pay State Fund $800,000. C & H pleaded guilty to workers' compensation fraud, state income and payroll tax evasion, and conspiracy to file false tax returns. On May 25, 2004 the owners of JDM Enterprises -- a construction company operating in Carlsbad, California -- were ordered by a San Diego Superior Court judge to pay $394,940 to State Fund following JDM's conviction on premium fraud.

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