In the afternoon Thursday, August 31st 2023, in the Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana, the honorable Judge Colover from court room C-53 sustained demurrers filed by seven defendants. The round-up known for its nickname “Justicia Legal” charged about a dozen applicants’ attorneys and marketing cappers starting on June 5th 2017 with workers’ compensation... Read More
$50.5 million in grants awarded from the California Department of Insurance to 34 District Attorneys’ Offices to fight workers’ comp fraud for fiscal year 2023-2024
$50.5 million in grants has been awarded from the California Department of Insurance to 34 district attorneys’ offices to fight workers’ compensation fraud across the state for this fiscal year 2023 to 2024. As most know well, these funds come from the assessment charges on employers’ workers’ compensation policies, or else their self-insured plans. The... Read More
Hector Porrata dies. Pleaded guilty to workers’ compensation claims insurance fraud in 2008. Charged by the Orange County District Attorney.
Hector Porrata died on July 22, 2023. It was a Wednesday. He was 59 years old. He was born on April 27th 1964. He had been in the Marines during his early career. Then, he got into claims adjusting. He started most likely as a workers’ compensation claims adjuster in 1986 at CDS of California... Read More
Where’s the money from Dr. Munir Uwaydah for Matthew Rifat’s defense in Riverside? Show me the money…
On June 28th 2019, the straw man for Dr. Munir Uwaydah, Paul Turley, D.C., testified in Los Angeles Superior Court, in court room 106, the court of the honorable Larry Fidler. * Turley testified that Dr. Uwaydah told him that he’d spent 4.5 million dollars on defense attorneys for the members of his clan in... Read More
Matthew Rifat, less than a year ago, declared himself insolvent. His first trial in Riverside, just over a year ago, ended in a hung jury.
Matthew Rifat, who is a lawyer, worked for Dr. Munir Uwaydah. I think it’s safe to say that. Rifat was indicted in January of 2019 by the Riverside County District Attorney for workers’ compensation billing fraud, conspiracy, and money laundering. The other three defendants were Dr. Uwaydah, who is still presently on the lam in... Read More
Marilyn Flynn, ex-USC dean embroiled in corruption with L.A. county supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, gets three years’ probation.
Marilyn Flynn, the former dean of the school of social work at USC, was sentenced to three years of probation and 18 months of home arrest today. Her sentencing hearing was in downtown LA at the criminal court house, Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center. She was also ordered to pay $150,000. One of her... Read More
Orange County District Attorney drops charges against Dr. Jeffrey Catanzarite and Southland Spine
On July 6th, Thursday, 2023, all charges were dropped by the Orange County DA’s office against four individuals from Southland Spine. Chiropractor Dr. Jeffrey Scott Catanzarite, age 63, Dr. Max Humberto Matos, a medical doctor, age 83, and marketing professionals Ronald Lee Martin, age 72, and Veronica Martin, age 67, had their charges for workers’... Read More
Fari Rezai has his case dismissed “in the interests of justice” just weeks after his death by suicide. Jon Woods serves his full four-year-sentence in just 10 months.
Both defendants were in the same “Justicia Legal” action from 2017. At the demurrer hearing for applicants’ attorney, Fari Rezai, on June 23rd, Friday, in Orange County Superior Court, Fari Rezai’s attorney, Jeffrey Isaacs, asked the court to dismiss Fari’s case “in the interests of justice, pursuant to Penal Code Section 1385.” Isaacs wrote to... Read More