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A Carmichael man is being charged with workers’ compensation fraud after collecting over $150,000 from the state of California. He was a worker at the Preston Youth Correctional Facility and claims he was assaulted by an inmate there. He claims his injuries were so severe he could not work.

The following day, Bourdaniotis allegedly took and passed the Department of Real Estate’s salesperson examination, which had a 63 percent failure rate on that day, according to the release.

All this came while Bourdaniotis allegedly claimed his injuries were so debilitating that he “could not follow the plot of a TV program,” the release said.

In later months, investigators found that Bourdaniotis got a state contractor’s license while still on disability, the release said.

The man has been charged with six counts of felony workers’ compensation fraud. He faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted.

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