Pruitt is particularly proud of the successful prosecution in 2011 of two former Tulsa attorneys who committed workers' comp fraud and embezzled from clients. One of the former attorneys was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay $702,813 in restitution.
“I'm very thankful that we were able to come in and send a message to the folks in the legal community that that doesn't need to occur in the future,” Pruitt said.
He said he wants to educate businesses, too, about what kind of information they can collect to help prosecutors. “We want them to know … we can prosecute fraud whether they settle a claim or not,” he said.
Many of the cases filed in the past have come from complaints made by insurance companies and insurance adjusters.