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
Dr. Munir Uwaydah at year’s end 2008. Copyright Lonce Lamonte, all rights reserved
Shohet’s Questions Continue To Bounce Around Off All The Walls In Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah Case In Downtown L.A. The Event Is Leticia Lemus’s Preliminary Hearing.
It’s the late morning, January 27th 2021, Wednesday Leticia Lemus’s defense attorney, George Shohet, then wanted to know from witness Sergeant McCrillis if a staff person checked a box on one of the prescription forms if there would be anything wrong or illegal with that. Deputy district attorney Dayan Mathai objected, stating the question called... Read More
April Rose Ambrosio, San Diego dentist, is sentenced in nearly $900,000 fraudulent billings scheme. She falsely claimed she performed 800 root canals on 100 patients over four years.
April Rose Ambrosio, 59, of Mira Mesa, was sentenced today to six years in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of insurance fraud for falsely claiming she performed 800 root canals on 100 patients in four years though she lacks the specialized training required of an endodontist to perform root canals. Ambrosio fraudulently billed... Read More
Detectives from the California Department of Insurance have arrested seven suspects in the Los Angeles area on 31 felony charges of auto insurance fraud. A family-run organized auto fraud ring nicknamed Operation Car Seats allegedly filed a multiplicity of fraudulent auto insurance claims using receipts for high-end child car seats. The seats cost an average... Read More
Contra Costa undercover sting brings felony insurance fraud charges in auto body repair shops bust.
To crack down on automobile insurance fraud, the California Department of Insurance, Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office and the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) conducted an undercover sting operation targeting auto body repair facilities across Contra Costa County. The operation resulted in eight felony counts of insurance fraud against four individuals, Estephanie Gonzalez-Marquez, 26, of... Read More