Back in September 2020, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced that a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy has been arrested and charged with workers’ compensation fraud.
50 year old Kevin Adams, who lives in Covina, faced one count of workers’ compensation insurance fraud in Superior Court case BA489895.
Adams was assigned to the Twin Towers Correctional Facility, Custody Services Division.
The terse announcement by the district attorney’s office simply says that he is accused of filing a false workplace injury claim for which he was receiving disability benefits. The alleged fraud began in 2015.
Adams faced a possible maximum sentence of five years in county jail if convicted as charged.
MyNewsLa just reported that on September 13, 2023 Adams was acquitted of the charges pending against him after Jurors deliberated about two hours before returning their verdict in the case according to defense attorney Jacob Glucksman.
The prosecution alleged that Adams had filed a false workplace injury claim for which he received disability benefits, while the defense countered that there was an error in medical records about the cause of Adams’ March 2015 knee injury.
Adams has been on unpaid leave since charges were filed against him. according to his attorney.Glucksman said he intends to file a petition seeking to have his client declared factually innocent of the charge.
“He has wanted his job back from day 1,” Glucksman said. “He is optimistic that he will be able to return.”