Former detective pleads no contest to fraud

LOS ANGELES - A former Los Angeles police detective charged in connection with a workers' compensation fraud investigation pleaded no contest Tuesday and resigned from the LAPD.John Xavier Vach Jr., 38, pleaded to two misdemeanor counts of insurance fraud. He is due back for sentencing Nov. 7. Vach, a 15-year veteran of the LAPD, operated two private businesses while out on a disability claim for job-related stress between February and November 2008. He also purportedly sought a lifetime disability pension. Under the terms of a negotiated settlement, Vach agreed to pay $105,000 in restitution and will be placed on summary probation for three years. He was also made to resign from the police department.

********** Published: September 29, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 24