A workers’ compensation claims adjuster, Agop Sarafian, 65, of La Crescenta, and a chiropractor, Shahe Topjian, D.C. 65, of Granada Hills, were arrested on felony insurance fraud charges after allegedly conspiring to defraud State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF), by setting up fake workers’ compensation lien payments and receiving over $1.6 million. In November 2019, another... Read More
April Rose Ambrosio, San Diego dentist, is sentenced in nearly $900,000 fraudulent billings scheme. She falsely claimed she performed 800 root canals on 100 patients over four years.
April Rose Ambrosio, 59, of Mira Mesa, was sentenced today to six years in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of insurance fraud for falsely claiming she performed 800 root canals on 100 patients in four years though she lacks the specialized training required of an endodontist to perform root canals. Ambrosio fraudulently billed... Read More
Claimant Triple Dips As Injured Electrician
Michael Ray Williams, electrician, of Daly City, California, sentenced for workers’ compensation insurance fraud
Michael Ray Williams, 37, of Daly City, was sentenced to 60 days in county jail and three years formal probation after pleading no contest to two felony counts of insurance fraud after illegally working for multiple employers while simultaneously collecting over $85,000 in workers’ compensation benefits from two different insurers. Williams repaid the State Compensation... Read More
Judge Dismisses $18 Million in Liens Claimed by Michael Barri, Chiropractor Convicted of Fraud and Suspended by California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation
An administrative law judge has dismissed liens valued at $18 million filed by convicted medical provider Michael E. Barri, bringing to a close one of the earliest cases aimed at combatting fraud in California’s workers’ compensation system. “The anti-fraud statutes that took effect in January 2017 were designed to prevent convicted medical providers from continuing... Read More
Dr. Uwaydah Case In L.A. Still Waiting To Hear From The Court Of Appeal. Judge Muses On How To Proceed With Intertwined Motions; But Is Adamant Witness Marisa Schermbeck Nelson Will Testify.
Judge Larry Fidler mused early on in the proceedings of September 15th on how he’s going to have to figure out when and how to proceed. There are multiple motions going on all at the same time. And with these motions, there’s a lot of competition. Judge Larry Fidler: The problem is where we’re at... Read More
Defense Moves To Dissolve 186.11 Injunction As Prosecution Files Writ to Court of Appeal in Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case in Downtown L.A.
Mark Kassabian, defense lawyer for defendant Kelly Soo Park in the Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah case in downtown LA, filed a motion to dissolve the 186.11 injunction on the complaint after the entire case was dismissed against his client and two other defendants in May of this present year. He pleaded his argument before Judge... Read More
Bakersfield Driver, David Lee Williams, Charged For Alleged Insurance Fraud After An Auto Collision
David Lee Williams Jr., 27, self-surrendered yesterday at the Kern County Superior Court after being charged with two counts of felony insurance fraud and one misdemeanor count of filing a false police report for allegedly falsifying an insurance claim in order to receive an undeserved payout from Farmers Insurance. An investigation by the Department of... Read More
Atwater Construction Worker Arraigned For Workers’ Comp Insurance Fraud. Meliton Hernandez Martinez Allegedly Attacked A Former Marine Who Reacted In Self-Defense.
Meliton Hernandez Martinez Jr., 23, was arraigned on Tuesday, August 11th 2020, at the Merced County Superior Court on multiple felony counts of insurance fraud and a misdemeanor count of filing a false police report. After allegedly instigating a physical altercation, the result was stab wounds to his abdomen and arm. An investigation by the... Read More