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Padilla Calls For Prosecution Of Workers Comp Fraud By Poway Toyota Dealer PDF Print E-mail

This press release was issued by Dina Padilla, Peace and Freedom candidate for Insurance Commissioner, on August 13, 2010.

For Immediate Release

August 13, 2010

Dina Padilla, candidate for California Insurance Commissioner is calling for the investigation and prosecution of El Cajon Poway Toyota dealership owner Vincent Castro. Castro knowingly contaminated many workers at this dealership who were sickened from mold at his business. He has also threatened workers who complained about health and safety problems at the dealership which is illegal.

For details see this article: "OHSA Complaint Filed Against Toyota Dealership".

Padilla called for the San Diego District Attorney and the California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner to immediately launch an investigation and for prosecution.

She also called on Democratic Party candidate Insurance Commissioner candidate Dave Jones and other Insurance Commissioner candidates to support investigation and prosecution of El Cajon-Poway Toyota dealership owner Vincent Castro for attempting to shift his workers compensation costs to others. "We cannot allow companies and the insurance industry to shift their responsibility for the illnesses caused by their actions" said candidate Padilla. Padilla warned the tens of billions of dollars in healthcare costs are now being shifting to public agencies and SSI as a result of this cost shifting scam encouraged by the Schwarzenegger deregulation of workers compensation bill SB 899. This bill was supported by nearly all the Democrats and Republicans in the legislature.

"It is the public who eventually will pay the cost of this cost shifting as workers and their families end up getting their healthcare from SSI or other public agencies. We cannot allow these employers and insurance companies to rip-off the people of California."

Padilla stated "The issue of illness from mold is also a growing problem for working people and the public in California and the cover-up by employers, the insurance industry and unscrupulous property owners to deny liability for mold illness must end."

Padilla also called for the removal of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) regulations concerning mold. "ACOEM" a trade group representing insurance companies, drug corporations and employers in California who have inserted into California law regulations that provide no protection and compensation from injuries and illnesses due to mold. This conflict of interest and systemic corruption of California legislators and their destructive legislation has harmed the people of California and must be overturned. "I will work for the removal of ACOEM rules in workers compensation laws and will fight to protect all Californians who are contaminated and sickened by mold on their jobs and in their homes." She also called for a Federal investigation of the fraudulent claims made by ACOEM about diseases and other illnesses caused by mold. "ACOEM has paid off company doctors to provide fake reports that justify denying health care for injured workers and the public. This organization needs to be investigated for corruption and systemic lying to the American people in order to protect the profits of its funders and limit the liability of crooked insurance companies and the drug industry."

For more information email dinajpadilla - at - gmail.com.

Padilla for Insurance Commissioner

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 October 2010 16:27