Report: Raphael Davis Enters Into Plea Agreement Regarding Charges of Insurance Fraud
Fighter Has Reportedly Paid Back Money He Collected
By FCF Staff
MMA veteran Raphael Davis has entered into a plea agreement, after being charged with insurance fraud earlier his year, for filing workers compensation claims while he continued to train and compete.
According to a press release from the fighter’s representation, Paradigm Sports Management, Davis has “agreed to a disposition in court to perform 200 hours of community service and has already paid back, in full, the amount that was earned from the City during the time that he was off injured.”
Davis, who has been a member of the Los Angeles Fire Department for over eight years, claims that he did not realize training for MMA bouts conflicted with his doctor orders. The press release furthers that Davis incurred several work related injuries, some of which required surgery, and was forced to take time off from his job with the city.
According to the statement, upon completing his community service, Davis will receive a misdemeanor conviction.
The charges were originally brought by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, as a result of insurance claims Davis made between December 2008 and May 2011.
The 12-2 fighter fought seven times between the conclusion of 2008 and May, 2011, and went 6-1 during that time.
The statement from Paradigm Sports Management concluded with “Mr. Davis, in accepting responsibility and acknowledging his error, looks forward to focusing once again on those that matter most, his loving family, and continuing in his MMA career.”