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A nine-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, whose last assignment was with the Valley Traffic Division, has pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of workers’ compensation insurance fraud.

Jason Gordon, 48, entered the plea, and was immediately placed on three years of summary probation by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge William N. Sterling. Gordon additionally is required to complete 300 hours of community service and pay more than $12,000 in restitution under the terms of a negotiated plea agreement.

The LAPD’s Special Operations Division Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit conducted an investigation that began when Gordon filed a medical claim in 2015.

Over several months in 2016, Gordon went on workers’ compensation leave for an on-the-job injury at the Los Angeles Police Department but was found to be engaged in certain physical activities that were inconsistent with his claimed injury.

Investigators worked with the L.A. County District Attorney’s Healthcare Fraud Division and the L.A. City Attorney’s Office to established probable cause to believe Gordon “knowingly engaged” in physical workout activities.

The case was investigated by the LAPD’s Special Operations Division, Workers’ Compensation Fraud Unit. Deputy District Attorney Arunas Sodonis of the Healthcare Fraud Division prosecuted the case.