Princeton man sentenced after pleading guilty to felony workers' compensation fraud following injury to employee
Nelson Israel Lopez Giron, 35, was sentenced today in Hennepin County District Court after the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office secured his guilty plea in October to felony charges of workers’ compensation insurance fraud related to an incident where an employee of his was seriously injured at work. Lopez Giron admitted his guilt and was sentenced to two years of probation. Terms of probation include that he will not seek state or federal construction contracts, pay restitution as ordered by the court, and to have no contact with the victims, witnesses, or staff from the carpenters union.
Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty released the following statement:
“Workers' compensation insurance is a critical protection that workers expect to be there if they are injured on the job,” Hennepin County Attorney Mary Moriarty said. “Mr. Lopez Giron tried to cut corners and not play by the rules by which most other business owners play. His employee paid the price for his conduct.
“Everyone has a right to be safe at work and protecting workers is a top priority for us. We will continue to devote significant resources to cases involving employers who engage in unlawful behavior so that workers in Hennepin County are protected.”