Attorney’s Testimony Sheds Light On Way Injured Workers Are Used For Profit
Workers' comp attorney Sean E. O’Keefe says he paid for most of the clients that came through his door. His testimony was recently unsealed in one of a dozen criminal cases against more than 100 people who made their living off the medical care rendered to California’s injured workers.
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‘I Was Greedy And Stupid’: Workers’ Comp Attorney Admits To Bribes
Sean E. O’Keefe was a well-known attorney in San Diego, advertising on his website that his team put injured workers’ needs first. In recently released court records, O’Keefe testified that he paid a firm to send him two-thirds of his clients. He also promised the recruiter, Carlos Arguello, that he would make sure those workers ran up bills at certain medical providers who offered MRIs, sleep studies, psychology, medications and toxicology screenings. (Jewett, 7/18)