Newport Beach businessman accused of fraud and tax evasion

A Newport Beach businessman pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Orange County Superior Court to dozens of felonies related to insurance fraud and tax evasion. Prosecutors allege Darrin Shawn Wilson, 50, underreported more than $5.6 million in payroll at his two companies to avoid paying higher workers’ compensation insurance rates. Daily Pilot/Los Angeles Times

Louisiana medical payments per workers’ comp claim stable: WCRI

Growth in medical payments per workers’ compensation claim in Louisiana slowed from 2011 to 2013, in part due to decreases in utilization of hospital and nonhospital care, according to a recent study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). BayouBuzz

Washington: Guilty plea, fine for workers’ comp fraud

The Washington Department of Labor & Industries has announced that the owner of a Belfair roofing business pleaded guilty in Kitsap County Superior Court last week to unregistered contracting and a felony count of doing business after his workers’ comp coverage was revoked. Daily Journal of Commerce (Seattle, Wash.)