SOURCE: Eileen Koch & Company, Inc.

Eileen Koch & Company, INC.

February 16, 2012 10:00 ET

Eileen Koch and Company Client Lou Perez Exonerated of Claims

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 16, 2012) - On February 9, 2011 Orange County, California entrepreneur Lou Perez, along with Paul Rodas, has been exonerated of the worker's compensation fraud charges brought against Perez's enterprise, Checkmate Staffing, Inc. The District Attorney dropped all charges with prejudice after a thorough investigation was completed. It was determined that Checkmate Staffing in fact did not misrepresent itself to insurance carriers in an alleged attempt to qualify for lower premiums.

Eileen Koch and Company has been retained by Mr. Perez to handle all of his public relations needs.

Perez's entrepreneurial ventures began at 14 when he began a car detailing business, soliciting to the families that his mother offered her house cleaning services to. Coming from a family history of Hispanic immigrants and migrant workers, it became Lou's mission to be able to provide struggling families and unemployed workers with opportunity to work. Thus, the idea for Checkmate was born; a staffing company that provides temporary workers to large corporations and small businesses. In 2002, Ernst and Young named Perez 'Entrepreneur of the Year,' making him the youngest individual to receive the award.

Due to the charges and investigations brought against Checkmate Staffing, Inc., the company was forced to sell. Well adept in the business world, Perez became a consultant for other staffing companies and eventually built BaronHR. Perez along with his top executives oversee 32 branches throughout the United States. Rodas currently resides in Charlotte, NC as Senior National Director for the midwest and east coast operations for the HealthCare, Construction and Commercial Divisions.

Perez's passion and dedication have allowed him to flourish again in the staffing industry. Now, Perez devotes his time and resources to philanthropic and charitable programs. In 2003, he founded Lou E. Perez Foundation, which assists families with catastrophically ill children by providing support for rent, mortgage payments, car costs, travel utilities, groceries, and hospital bills. In conjunction with his esteemed celebrity base including: Eva Longoria, George Lopez, Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Mario Lopez, Paul Rodriguez, Jimmy Smits, and Oscar De La Hoya, Perez has helped thousands of families and parents of sick children.

For more information on Lou Perez, please contact Eileen Koch of Eileen Koch & Company, a PR, Marketing and Branding firm at 310-441-1000 or email Eileen@eileenkoch.com (LA PR). Please visit www.eileenkoch.com

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