The time during which prosecution of the same person for the same conduct is pending in a court of this state, is not part of a limitation of time prescribed… A limitation of time prescribed in this chapter does not commence to run until the discovery of an offense… This, above, is part of the... Read More
How applicants’ attorney Dennis Fusi and six others walked out of Orange County criminal court dismissed and without punishment. It was six pleading documents and five demurrers later.
Dennis Fusi will be used here as the example defendant whose case ran in parallel with a number of others. His legal course of action was quite similar to all who followed this same pattern of demurrers chasing after the prosecution’s refilings. Dennis Fusi is an applicants’ attorney for workers’ compensation claims. The defense demurrer... 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
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
Applicants’ attorney Jon Woods from jail: “Insurance companies commit fraud.”
In the minute Jon showed up and sat down behind the glass, I told him I merely stopped by to see how he was doing. How he was holding up. How he was coping being in jail. He’s been in jail since August 1, 2022, the day he was found guilty of 37 counts of... Read More
Trial Preparation Takes Place In Court To Set Guidelines For What Jury Can Hear in Sim Hoffman, M.D. Workers’ Compensation Claims Fraud Trial in Orange County.
Trial preparation took place all day yesterday, November 1st 2021, for Sim Hoffman, M.D. on charges that date back more than 10 years for workers’ compensation billing fraud. The proceedings took place in Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana in court room C-45 of the honorable Richard King. Vince Marinaccio represented the prosecution and... Read More
Barry Zalma, Esq., CFE
Interinsurance Exchange’s $7,870,557.89 Judgment Against Fraudster Stands
Proactive Insurer Has to Fight to Renew Judgment Against Convicted Fraudster—Now insurer may collect on default judgement. In People Of The State Of California, ex rel. Interinsurance Exchange Of The Automobile Club Of Southern California v. Alex Semyon Mirsky, B297321, California Court of Appeals, Second District, Seventh Division (September 21, 2021) Alex Semyon Mirsky appealed... Read More
We All Do it Fraud The California Court of Appeal, in Cassim v. Allstate Insurance Co., 94 P.3d 513, 33 Cal.4th 780, 16 Cal. Rptr.3d 374 (Cal. 07/29/2004), was faced with a trial verdict of bad faith against an insurer that it found was based upon prejudicial final argument leading the jury to believe that “some... Read More