From the very beginning of the Sim Hoffman, M.D. workers’ compensation claims fraud case in Orange County, one of the district attorney’s theories and claims was that Dr. Hoffman charged large fees to the claims payers for 3-D MRIs (Magnetic Resonance Images) that were never done. There was testimony from Beverly Mitchell, Dr. Hoffman’s office... Read More
Did He Know? The 2022 trials of Jon Woods and Sim Hoffman; two workers’ compensation claims fraud cases with different endings.
It was a significant shock when all 884 counts were dismissed against Sim Hoffman, M.D. on a successful 995 motion by the defense in December of 2013. The Indictment came down in May of 2011 with the huge number of 884 counts charged against Hoffman for workers’ compensation billing fraud by the Orange County District... Read More
Sim Hoffman, M.D. and Jon Woods, Esq. Workers’ compensation claims fraud cases as studies in contrasts. (2)
In 2018, I received a letter through the U.S. Postal Mail system from what seemed like a small group of persons associated with Dr. Sim Hoffman. It was in a usual size 10 business envelope. It had a return address of a commercial building in Orange, California, but with no suite number. The letter read... 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
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
Jon Woods sentenced to four years of incarceration by Orange County Superior Court. Judge Donahue expressed this is not a situation “where I believe you’re an inherently bad person.”
Jon Woods didn’t have his sentencing hearing called until late in the morning yesterday. All other kinds of cases, mostly ones with the defendant appearing remotely through WebEx, were heard first. The bailiff, Deputy Murray, kept moving around the court room making sure the sound was working. But then Jon finally came out from the side door,... Read More
Diana Gonzales testified she worked for Jon Woods’ law firm and not for the photocopy company. Intakes were sent to Accu Sign-Ups directly by Centro Legal. Woods’ sentencing is tomorrow at 9:00 am.
Jennifer Friedl, the DA investigator, was the last prosecution witness to testify at Jon Woods’ trial on July 19, 2022. She remembered many emails that were talking about the procedures for the call centers. There was one call center in Tijuana and another in El Salvador. The employees were instructed to get the callers to... Read More