Former U.S. Postal Service Employee Guilty of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

Former U.S. Postal Service Employee Guilty of Workers’ Compensation Fraud

On Friday, November 4, former U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employee Rodolfo Vázquez-Soto was found guilty on all counts of fraud associated with Department of Labor (DOL) Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs (OWCP).

On August 30, 2013, Vázquez-Soto was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury in the District of Puerto Rico for charges of fraud against the OWCP. This program provides wage loss and medical benefits to employees who have become injured in the course of their official capacity within the USPS and are unable to work due to disability.

Rodolfo Vázquez-Soto was found guilty of two counts of false statements and one count of theft of government property. During trial, the government presented photos, videos and witness testimonies that proved that the defendant had been requesting and receiving unwarranted disability benefits through OWCP.