A Marin County couple who operated a contracting firm have pleaded responsible in an insurance coverage fraud case.
Antonio Soruco and Carmen Corridor Soruco, who owned Soruco Buildings in Novato, had been charged in a 21-count grievance that included felonies and misdemeanors. The prosecution stated they dedicated employees’ compensation premium fraud from October 2013 to December 2016.
Authorities additionally alleged they didn’t report wages and withhold state earnings taxes from their workers from October 2013 to February 2019.
The California Division of Insurance coverage investigated the case with the Marin County District Lawyer’s Workplace. The defendants had been prosecuted in Marin County Superior Courtroom.
Antonio Soruco pleaded responsible to 2 misdemeanor counts of employee’s compensation insurance coverage fraud and one misdemeanor rely of contracting and not using a license. Carmen Corridor Soruco pleaded responsible to 2 felony counts of insurance coverage compensation premium fraud and one felony rely of unemployment insurance coverage code fraud.
The sentencing was held Wednesday earlier than Decide Beth Jordan. Antonio Soruco was positioned on probation for one 12 months, whereas Carmen Corridor Soruco was positioned on probation for 2 years.
Each defendants had been sentenced to 120 days in jail, however the decide stayed the jail time due to the pandemic. They had been ordered to pay $925,000 in restitution to the state.
When reached by cellphone, Soruco stated the corporate is now not working and declined to touch upon the case.
Corridor Soruco, a Marin Housing Authority worker, has labored for the county for greater than 20 years. She couldn’t be reached for remark.
”The Marin County District Lawyer’s Workplace will proceed to companion with the California Division of Insurance coverage to determine, examine and prosecute companies who interact in employees’ compensation premium fraud so as to achieve an unfair benefit of their trade,” Deputy District Lawyer Sean Kensinger stated.
“On this case, the insurance coverage fraud was compounded by the defendants’ failure to report nearly $3.5 million in payroll to EDD,” Kensinger stated, referring to the state Employment Improvement Division.
Soruco’s protection lawyer, Kevin Heaney, couldn’t be reached for remark.
Michael Coffino, the protection lawyer for Corridor Soruco, confirmed his consumer nonetheless works for the county and declined to touch upon the case.
Kimberly Carroll, the top of the Marin Housing Authority, declined to say whether or not Corridor Soruco’s employment could be reviewed in gentle of the felony conviction.
“We can not focus on confidential personnel info,” she stated.