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Hollywood party promoter faces felony charges for forgery

News: 2016 Press Release

For Release: May 6, 2016
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Hollywood party promoter faces felony charges for forgery

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Carlos Rojas, 33, of Huntington Beach, surrendered yesterday to the Los Angeles Police Department on a warrant obtained by California Department of Insurance detectives and is facing a felony charge of forgery.

Rojas, doing business as ALIST Entertainment, allegedly submitted a fraudulent certificate of liability insurance to the nightclub, Avalon Hollywood, where he hosted an event titled College Club Night. During the event, a fight ensued that led to the performing disc jockey being injured. The injured disc jockey attempted to file a workers' compensation claim against the Avalon Hollywood nightclub.

Investigations by both the insurance company and the California Department of Insurance revealed neither Rojas nor ALIST Entertainment was a client and revealed that Rojas allegedly provided the nightclub with a forged certificate of liability insurance. Once it was determined the promoter did not have the required liability insurance, the injured DJ attempted to file a claim against the nightclub, which left the club liable for all workers' compensation, legal and administrative fees associated with the claim. The DJ has the option of pursuing his claim through the California Uninsured Employers Benefits Trust Fund, which was established to provide payment to injured employees of illegally uninsured employers like Rojas. Bail was set at $40,000. Rojas was released on his own recognizance. This case is being charged by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

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