Firefighter charged with fraud

LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles City firefighter and mixed martial arts fighter was arrested Tuesday by district attorney's investigators for allegedly filing false workers' compensation insurance claims.Raphael Davis, 35, was arrested at his Lomita home at about 9 a.m. without incident, said Capt. Stephen De Prima of the DA's investigation bureau. He is being held on $30,000 bail. Davis allegedly filed for workers compensation insurance between Dec. 2, 2008 and May 20, 2011. Investigators said that while he allegedly filed false claims, he was participating in mixed martial arts fights as "The Noodle." If convicted as charged, Davis could face up to five years in jail.

********** Published: April 12, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 52