Filed: $17M Premium Fraud Case

The Orange County District Attorney is pursuing a seven-count felony indictment with enhancements against the owner of a security firm for allegedly cheating two workers’ comp insurance carriers out of $17 million in workers’ comp premium. The complaint alleges that Simon Semaan, a former reserve Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputy, illegally reduced his workers’ comp … Read More »

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Another Staffing Agency Operator Charged

The Orange County District Attorney’s office filed charges against Karyl Lynn Reed, who operated Envoy Business Partners and Allenn Specialty Group staffing companies. Reed is charged with grand theft, forgery, and attempting to use forged insurance certificates. Reed was arraigned last week after being extradited to Orange County from Texas. Jail records indicate that she … Read More »

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More Charges In Orange County Capping Case

A continuing investigation into an alleged $300 million capping and illegal referral scheme produced new charges against one of the original figures.  It also brought charges against four chiropractors for being willing participants in the pay for referrals scheme. The first phase of the Orange County District Attorney’s investigation into Providence Scheduling and Centro Legal … Read More »

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Company Officials Charged in Electrocution

The Orange County District Attorney has filed criminal charges against the safety coordinator and two other principals of Five Star Plastering, based in Laguna Hills. Its employee was involved in a 2014 electrocution. The employer itself also faces charges. A two-man crew was erecting a banner at the Mission Viejo High School stadium to support … Read More »

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Construction Foreman Sentenced, Owner Faces Trial In Workers’ Comp Fraud Case

A foreman with an Orange County construction company accused of pocketing wages intended for its workers is going to jail for 4.5 years, while the company’s owner is scheduled to stand trial on 38 felony counts including workers’ comp premium fraud. The duo are alleged to have siphoned off $330,000 in wages that employees of … Read More »

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Workers’ Comp Docs Indicted for Manslaughter

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office has indicted three individuals including a workers’ comp doctor for alleged involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of a child. The three defendants listed in the indictment for alleged manslaughter are Dr. Robert Andrew Jarminski, Michael Rudolph, a pharmacist and owner of Tustin Community Pharmacy Inc., and Kareem … Read More »

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Massive Case of Alleged Medical Fraud Moves Forward

Two Southern California doctors and two co-defendants are being arraigned in Orange County Superior Court this week for allegedly engaging in a $17 million overbilling scheme, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. The 181-page indictment lists some 880 counts of allegedly conspiring in aiding and abetting the unauthorized practice of medicine, medical insurance … Read More »

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Doctors Arrested In $17 Million Workers’ Comp Fraud Case

In a case that has multiple carriers and therefore employers as the the injured parties, law enforcement officials in Orange County are detailing an alleged $17 million workers’ comp fraud case. Allegedly perpetrated by two area physicians,  Drs. Sim Carlisle Hoffman and Thomas Michael Heric, and staff members at Hoffman’s clinics — Advanced Professional Imaging, … Read More »

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