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Sim Hoffman, M.D. Arraignment In Orange County For Work Comp Billing Fraud Trailed To September 11th
By Lonce LaMon - July 21, 2014

Just this past Friday, in the morning of July 18th 2014, Sim Hoffman, M.D., a radiologist from Buena Park, California, and Thomas Heric, M.D., a neurologist based on the west side of Los Angeles, appeared in courtroom C-57 in the Orange County Superior Courthouse.   In response to the 159 count complaint filed against them in January of 2014 by the Orange County District Attorney’s office, Hoffman appeared looking quite well in a lime-hued cream colored suit and a red tie.   Heric, the big man, also appeared and looked well in a very dark blue suit and blue tie accompanied by his faithful wife, in black, who always accompanies him to court.  
This complaint is for alleged offenses related predominantly to workers’ compensation billing fraud for sleep studies and single fiber EMGs in the realm of 18 million dollars.   The arraignment was predicted by the DA to be done and over on Friday, however it didn’t happen.  
Shaddi Kamiabipour, Deputy District Attorney, wearing a becoming black dress with red polka dots on the sleeves and shoulders, spoke up to Judge Robert R. Fitzgerald as she stood before the bench in the tiny, crowded court room filled with a preponderance of under-educated, non-white collar members of the Santa Ana ‘hood.   This court room, C-57, only has four rows with seven seats in each row; thus, Hoffman and Heric were asked to wait outside in the hallway until they were called.   The room immediately after being opened jammed up with people overflowing into the one aisle.  A corpulent man wearing a golf shirt cordoned off 5 seats in the front row.   There was a stark contrast between Hoffman and Heric and the rest of the defendants from other cases. 

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Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. Chairman, President and CEO Liam E. McGee will step down as the insurer's chairman after Hartford's annual shareholders meeting next May, Hartford said Monday.


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By Press Release - July 17, 2014

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Aspen Medical Resources’ Defense To File A 995 Motion To Dismiss In Orange County 36 Million Dollar Workers’ Compensation Fraud Case. Next Court Appearance Set For August 29th 2014.
By Lonce LaMon - July 14, 2014

On Friday morning, July 11th 2014, the four defendants in the Aspen Medical Resour...

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By Press Release - July 10, 2014

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Drug Companies Use Of Cappers to Sell Prescription Drugs Can Go Beyond Tradition To Mobilize The California Insurance Fraud Prevention Act (IFPA)
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