Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.
QUESTION: Did that chiropractor Todd Baldini ever answer for his embezzlement and fraud charges? Did he do any prison time? Was his partner, who disappeared, ever found and brought to justice?
Submitted by: Rosie, Rio Linda
ANSWER: According to a story in The Bee, chiropractor Todd Daniel Baldini of El Dorado Hills was arrested by state investigators in August 2004, accused of bilking automobile and workers' compensation insurers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars over a period of at least three years.
His partner, Reginald Martin "Marty" DePaoli of Carlsbad faced similar charges.
According to Sacramento Superior Court online records, Baldini and DePaoli pleaded no contest to misdemeanor counts of unlawful referrals under the state Insurance Code.
Felony counts of conspiracy and presenting false or fraudulent claims were dismissed.