In March/April 2022, the defense in the case of the People vs. Matthew Rifat in Riverside, California, filed seven separate Motions in Limine. Rifat’s defense counsel on all of the seven In Limine Motions was Paul J. Pfingst of Higgs Fletcher & Mack LLP of San Diego. Matthew Rifat, who was one of the professionals... Read More
The Matthew Rifat case of Dr. Uwaydah’s Blue Oak Medical began with an Indictment in January 2019 followed by a defense 995 motion and demurrer.
This Matthew Rifat case in Riverside with its soon to come February 6th second trial, began in a familiar way with the defendants, led by Janek Hunt, who has since pled out, filing demurrers and 995 motions attacking the January 2019 Indictment. This was in April of 2019. The four original defendants were Munir Uwaydah,... Read More
90 counts were charged in the 2019 Indictment against Matthew Rifat, Shannon Devane, Janek Hunt and Munir Uwaydah of Uwaydah’s Blue Oak Medical.
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