Former Chiropractor Sentenced to More Than 54 Years in State Prison For $150 Million Workers’ Compensation Fraud Scheme

RIVERSIDE – On April 12, 2024, a former chiropractor was sentenced to 54 years, eight months in state prison and ordered to pay more than $23 million in fines for his role in orchestrating a massive workers’ compensation fraud scheme totaling $150 million.

Peyman Heidary was convicted by a Riverside County jury in January 2024 of 68 counts of insurance fraud, conspiracy, money laundering, and various other charges.

“The California workers’ compensation system is designed to help injured workers get back on their feet without ruining them financially,” said Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin. “Sophisticated criminals like Mr. Heidary don’t just steal money, they take advantage of innocent patients. The sentence handed down today sends a strong message that these types of offenses will not be tolerated in Riverside County.”

Read the entire press release.  Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, April 15, 2024

NICB assisted the investigation.