A Los Angeles police officer charged with workers’ compensation fraud entered a not guilty plea Wednesday.
Jason Gordon, 47, is charged with one felony count each of workers’ compensation insurance fraud and attempted perjury under oath.
The case stems from a medical claim filed in 2015 by the nine-year Los Angeles Police Department veteran, who was last assigned to the Valley Traffic Division.
Gordon went on workers’ compensation leave for an on-the-job injury at the LAPD, but later was found to have allegedly engaged in certain physical activities over several months in 2016, according to Deputy District Attorney Arunas Sodonis. Gordon then allegedly lied under oath in a deposition, the prosecutor said.
He was arrested Jan. 17 by investigators from the LAPD’s Internal Affairs Division and was released later that day on $40,000 bond, jail records show. He’s due back in court on April 4 to get a date for a preliminary hearing, which will determine if there’s enough evidence to hold him to answer to the charges.
If convicted as charged, Gordon could face up to 5 1/2 years behind bars, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
—City News Service
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