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’s second trial for Blue Oak Medical pharmaceutical fraud set for February 6th 2023 in Riverside county
The case of Matthew Rifat, relating to workers’ compensation claims pharmaceutical fraud, stemming from his work for Blue Oak Medical Group, a Dr. Munir Uwaydah entity, was heard Thursday, September 22nd 2022. It was heard at 8:30 am in Department 43 of Robert Presley Hall of Justice in Riverside. Judge Matthew Perantoni was the presiding... Read More
Dr. Munir Uwaydah in 2010
Last Friday brought a hung jury in Riverside County Superior Court in Matthew Rifat-Blue Oak Medical trial.
On Friday, in Riverside County Superior Court, in Department 43, in the People vs. Matthew Rifat, the trial ended in a mistrial. Rifat is an attorney who is one of the regulars who worked for Dr. Munir Uwaydah’s Blue Oak Medical Group in Southern California. So, the result was a hung jury. The jury deadlocked... Read More
Chiropractor Paul Turley sentenced to two years in prison, stayed, in San Diego pending successful probation. He pleaded guilty to LC3215 and PC550(b)(3).
The sentencing of Paul Turley, a former associate of Dr. Munir Uwaydah and Frontline Medical, took place in San Diego Superior Court in downtown at 1100 Union Street on Wednesday afternoon, February 23rd 2022. It was held before Judge Daniel Goldstein in court room 1102. Turley pleaded guilty to two counts of workers’ compensation insurance... Read More
Dr. Munir Uwaydah, circa 2008. Photo copyright Lonce Lamonte, all rights reserved
Dr. Uwaydah Case In DTLA: Judge puts protective order on witness Shannon Devane’s proffer and daily testimony. Prosecutor adamant to prevent Uwyadah’s reprisals on witnesses.
On the afternoon of January 28, 2021, in the downtown L.A. courtroom of Judge Larry Fidler, presiding over the preliminary hearing of Leticia Lemus, a former manager for the Criminal Organization Munir Uwaydah, witness Shannon Devane told Leticia’s attorney she spoke to numerous applicants’ attorneys about their clients not getting their medications or their medical... Read More