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Former Office Manager for Dentist of the Stars Gets 180 Days for Insurance Fraud

Claudia Ventura, 40, also was ordered to complete 200 hours of community service and five years of formal probation.

Claudia Ventura was sentenced to 180 days in jail for insurance fraud tracing back to a Beverly Hills dentist office she managed. Patch file photo.
Claudia Ventura was sentenced to 180 days in jail for insurance fraud tracing back to a Beverly Hills dentist office she managed. Patch file photo.

A former office manager at a Beverly Hills dental office was sentenced today to 180 days in county jail for insurance fraud.

Claudia Ventura, 40, also was ordered to complete 200 hours of community service and five years of formal probation, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

Ventura pleaded no contest April 10 to two felony counts of insurance fraud.

Co-defendant Tom Kalili, who owned and operated a dental office called Beverly Hills Medical Suites, pleaded no contest April 10 to one felony count each of insurance fraud and failure to file an income tax return. Kalili, 59, was sentenced April 29 to one year in county jail and five years of probation, along with paying just over $786,000 in restitution to various insurance companies.

KTLA reported that Kalili and his partners have celebrity clients who include Jim Carrey, Kathy Ireland, Adam Sandler, Keanu Reeves and Vin Diesel.

The case stemmed from a multi-year joint investigation by state regulators and tax agents.

--City News Service


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