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The Californian
Feb. 27, 2014

Salinas Valley State Prison

Salinas Valley State Prison

Dr. Pedro Eva, 49, of Soledad, has been convicted of grand theft and submitting false claims to the state of California while working at Salinas Valley State Prison, the Monterey County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday.

The charges stem from an investigation conducted by the Office of the Inspector General from March 1 to June 30, 2007, which was initiated after authorities received an anonymous letter alleging that Dr. Eva and four other doctors were overbilling the state for their services, prosecutors said. The investigation revealed that all these doctors were contract doctors who were supposed to submit daily timesheets for only those hours spent while inside the prison. Instead, they submitted false invoices claiming they worked the entire day when they worked only a portion of the day, amounting to $200,000 theft for the three-month period, prosecutors said…