The scheme’s alleged ringleader, Yury Chernega, DC, 50, of Studio City, is facing an additional counts of money laundering. The charges include allegations of taking more than $500,000 from about 30 auto insurance companies through embezzlement and fraud.
Yuri Chernega was charged in May 2019 with organizing 15 other doctors in a similar scheme defrauding $6.5 million from auto insurance carriers.
From 2014 through 2019 Chernega referred new patients who were in car accidents to other chiropractors in return for an illegal referral fee, Prosecutors say. Court documents state that Chernega netted about $2.5 million through the scheme.
Chernega and the other defendants are also accused of filing false claims for medical services they did not provide.
Always remember: if the deal is too good to be true – it is.
Traffic Collison Reports: Things to Always Double Check in PI Cases
Police reports are generally correct over 95% of the time. But when the police get the facts wrong, it is painful. And it is very hard to overcome the credibility of a “flawed” police report. However, that is the job for trial attorneys!
PI Guru Lewkovich offers a simple and FREE Accident Report Checklist. This checklist removes all doubt if you have a solid case or not.
After all, you are not getting paid for a “bad” or marginal case.
Some of the questions asked:
Did other factors also cause the accident to your patient?
Did the police take pictures?
Did the police cite a specific violation?
All the questions are important toward supporting your patient’s case.