Injured worker advocate and candidate for California Insurance Commissioner Dina Padilla challenged the corruption at a meeting of the California Fraud Assessment Commission (FAC), which is run by the Insurance Commissioner. Dina Padilla attended a meeting of the FAC in Sacramento on September 9, 2009 and charged the Department of Insurance with having a conflict of interest. The former chair of the commission William Zachry was also a Vice President Risk Management at Safeway Inc. and has done damage control for the insurance industry.
Steve Poizner, who is the California Insurance Commissioner has also personally been presented with evidence of fraud by insurance companies and employers, and has also refused to prosecute. As a result of Dina Padilla's persistent challenge of this conflict of interest Zachry was recently removed from his position on the FAC. She is the only candidate for Insurance Commissioner who has personally gone after fraud and cost shifting by the insurance industry in California and will represent the public and all working people.