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
Mark Ridley-Thomas denied new trial by judge who won’t acquit him of all public corruption charges. Ridley-Thomas is loved by many who packed the court room in L.A. like happened to applicants’ attorney Jon Woods in Orange County.
On Friday, a federal court judge in Los Angeles, U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer, denied Mark Ridley-Thomas’s motion to dismiss his guilty verdict that came forth from a jury in late March 2023. Ridley-Thomas’s defense had moved for a dismissal or else to be granted a new trial. But the court upheld the conviction... Read More
Jon Woods, former applicants’ attorney who was found guilty by an Orange County jury last August 1st 2022, then received a four-year sentence, has been released from prison.
Jon Woods, a former applicants’ attorney who was issued a guilty verdict by an Orange County jury on 37 counts of workers’ compensation claims related fraud on August 1st 2022, was released from prison this week. He could have been released Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, June 5th, 6th, or 7th. This writer doesn’t know the... Read More
Trying to catch the big fish, they let the small ones get away. But Sim Hoffman, M.D. with Louis Santillan and Beverly Mitchell all wound up getting away. Then, applicants’ attorney Jon Woods didn’t.
It was the end of December 2013 when this writer was informed by a message that all of the 884 counts in the Indictment against Sim Hoffman, M.D. by the Orange County District Attorney were dismissed by Superior Court Judge William Froeberg. That was every single count in the entire Indictment that was now gone... Read More
Jon Woods and Mark Ridley-Thomas. Both have many people protesting their verdicts. Sim Hoffman is another story.
Mark Ridley-Thomas’ guilty verdict in Los Angeles in March 2023 was like Jon Woods’ guilty verdict in Santa Ana in August 2022. Both were for fraud and bribery. Ridley-Thomas was a highly successful and popular Los Angeles politician, and a recent City Councilman; and Woods was a veteran workers’ compensation applicants’ attorney. Both defendants had... Read More
3D MRIs. Were they really not done? Dr. Hoffman said he’d bring in the software.
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