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David Lawrence Polk, 53, and Douglas Minoru Tateoka, 61, were entrusted to manage — and ultimately safeguard — the hardworking employees at a Salinas, Calif. paper manufacturing facility. At least outwardly, they appeared to be succeeding. Workers’ compensation claims were minimal, and employees didn’t seem to require much time off work. Then a slew of grievances involving abuse of the workers’ compensation system started trickling in.

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