Starting out with four defendants, the Riverside county Indictment against the Blue Oak Medical members for workers’ compensation billing fraud, predominantly for pharmaceuticals, came down on January 17th 2019. It has two defendants now, Matthew Rifat and Munir Uwaydah. However, Uwaydah is on the lam in Lebanon and is, thus, a fugitive of the law.... Read More
Matthew Rifat second trial still on calendar for February 6th 2023 in Riverside. Dr. Uwaydah still casts a long shadow.
The indictment was filed by the Riverside district attorney on January 17th 2019. It was then against four defendants: Munir Uwaydah, Matthew Rifat, Shannon Moore Devane, and Janek Hunt. Munir Uwaydah has been a no-show, since he is ostensibly on the lam in Lebanon. He fled the U.S. right after the arrest of his associate... Read More
Matthew Rifat of Blue Oak Medical Group is set for second trial in Riverside on February 6th 2023. First trial ended in July 2022 in a hung jury.
Matthew Rifat, an attorney who worked for Blue Oak Medical Group in Southern California, a Dr. Munir Uwaydah enterprise, has his new trial now on calendar. It is scheduled for Monday, February 6th 2023 in Riverside County Superior Court, Department 43. This is his second trial. His first trial ended in the same court in... Read More
Jon Woods denied bail from Orange County Superior Court pending appeal on his four-year sentence. Won’t be released to attend father’s funeral.
So, Jon is stuck in jail, and possibly could go to a formal prison for the remainder of his time left to fulfill his four-year prison sentence. His sentence was issued from the honorable Patrick Donahue on October 21st 2022, in court room C-40, at the Santa Ana Orange County Superior Court. Yesterday morning, December... Read More
Former applicants’ attorney Jon Woods on calendar for tomorrow, December 2, 2022, for bail hearing.
The bail hearing for former applicants’ attorney Jon Woods, whose law firm was centered in Cypress, is still set for tomorrow morning in Orange County Superior Court. Woods was found guilty by a jury on August 1, 2022 on 37 counts of workers’ compensation claims related fraud. He was convicted in the court room of... Read More
Bill Fleming, left, with his client, Sim Hoffman, leave the preliminary hearing on September 2, 2015.
Three fraud case defendants, Sim Hoffman, M.D., Jon Woods, applicants’ attorney, and Robert Slater, applicants’ attorney, didn’t get equal justice.
In May of 2011, the Orange County District Attorney brought forth an Indictment against Sim Hoffman, M.D., a radiologist based in Buena Park, California. It had 884 counts of workers’ compensation claims related fraud allegations. Most of them were under LC 550 (a). That’s a huge number of counts. It may be unprecedented, as this... Read More
Jon Woods’ bail hearing continued to December 2, 2022. His lawyer, Richard Wynn, withdraws from the case. New attorney, Rod Pacheco, steps in.
The bail hearing for applicants’ attorney Jon Woods in Orange County Superior Court on Friday morning, November 4th 2022, didn’t happen. It got continued. This was surprising because defense counsel, Richard Wynn, didn’t mention there would be a continuance and he was in communication with this writer the day prior. He even sent a copy... Read More
Jon Woods hopeful to be granted bail at his bail hearing on Friday, November 4th 2022 in Orange County Superior Court. He has filed an appeal on his four-year prison sentence.
Applicants’ attorney Jon Woods, who is presently incarcerated in the Santa Ana central jail, is scheduled for a bail hearing. It is on calendar in court room C-40 for this coming Friday, November 4th 2022. Woods was found guilty of 37 counts of workers’ compensation related fraud plus a white collar crime enhancement by an Orange... Read More