It is thought that Fari A. Rezai, an Irvine, California-based personal injury lawyer and the proprietor of Rezai & Associates, has passed away. The law office in Irvine, California, on Main Street, was owned and run by Fari A Rezai. He was one of ten felon attorneys who were accused of participating in a workers’ compensation fraud scheme that allegedly involved more than 33,000 patients and more than $300 million in insurance payouts. Unproven stories claim that the prosecutor appeared to have committed suicide before passing away.
It is not known at this time whether the reason for his death has any connection with the ongoing trial. The case was filed in Orange County Superior Court. In an online report from Superior Court of Orange County, lawyer Fari A Rezai has been charged with a crime. The crime case is pending in Orange County Superior Court, Case Number 22CF0185. The State Bar posts consumer alerts online when attorneys are charged in criminal court with a felony or felonies. Anyone who believes they have been the victim of attorney misconduct is encouraged to file a complaint with the state bar.
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Fari A Rezai was admitted to the California State Bar on 06/01/1998. Fari A Rezai was an attorney employed by Irvine in workers’ compensation cases. The lawsuit has been active since 2021. Details surrounding his alleged suicide remain unclear at this time. More details will be updated soon.
The Orange County District Attorney’s Office charged 10 attorneys and 6 individuals with criminal fraud on Monday for their alleged involvement in a workers’ compensation scam that involved over 33,000 patients and insurance payments totaling over $300 million. According to the Orange County Register, the attorneys charged on Monday included Jon Woods, 56, of Cypress; Payman Zargari, 49; John Jansen, 49; Fari Rezai, 39; Lionel Eduardo Giron, 49; Dennis Ralph Fusi, 73; Jorge Humberto Reyes, 39; Rony M. Barsoum, 43; Robert Irving Slater, 67; and Robin Jacobs, 52; Sherman Oaks.
On Monday, the accused kidnappers were identified as San Diego residents Boris Mikhayovich Dadimov, 31, Soraida Veronica Castro, 42, Tania Arguello-Plasencia, 31, and San Ysidro resident Dulce Gallegos, 30. The accusations, according to district attorney Tony Rackauckas, are the beginning of an investigation by his office and the California Department of Insurance into potential doctor involvement in a fraud ring that largely targets the Spanish-speaking community.
Prosecutors have charged Edgar Gonzalez, 50, of Anaheim, and Carlos Arguello III, 35, of Tustin for controlling important network companies. Through his advertising firm, Centro Legal Internacional, Arguello allegedly entered into illegal agreements with 20 to 30 workers’ compensation and personal injury attorneys in 2005, according to Rackauckas. The attorneys apparently agreed to pay personnel, known as cappers, a monthly stipend based on the number of clients they delivered in exchange for contracts with businesses owned by Arguello and Gonzalez.
Attorneys are permitted to run advertisements, but cappers cannot be used to directly hire doctors or attorneys, according to the district attorney. According to the prosecution, the cappers distributed posters and business cards in Hispanic neighborhoods and at swap meetings, offering “free consultations” to those who thought they had sustained a workplace injury. Callers to the offered toll-free numbers were sent to a contact center in El Salvador.
Prosecutors say that within 48 hours, the cappers had recruiters come to the homes of potential patients to have them sign legal documents without ever communicating or consulting with the actual attorneys. According to Rackauckas, the cappers sent the necessary legal documents to cooperating lawyers and medical facilities. In addition, the attorneys asked the insurers to submit documents to the insurers that they themselves had not produced or reviewed, as the district attorney pointed out. According to the prosecution, the lawyers paid the hairdressers’ monthly fees for their recruiting efforts in exchange for part of the insurance payments.
The extent to which the $300 million in insurance benefits given to those allegedly involved in the alleged conspiracy were used to treat fictitious work-related injuries was unknown, according to Rackauckas. If caps were applied, according to Rackauckas, all insurance payments would be viewed as a component of a fraud ring. All medical costs were paid on Monday. Investigations into whether or not certain butchers’ clients received payments, however, are ongoing.
The Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the California Department of Insurance’s Anti-Fraud Unit conducted a three-year investigation after receiving complaints from insurance firms about what seemed to be cut-and-paste papers. Prosecutors filed various counts against the 16 defendants on Monday, accusing them of arranging to refer patients in exchange for payment, referring patients carelessly and with the intent to conduct a crime, and engaging in insurance fraud. Gonzalez could be imprisoned for up to 20 years and 8 months, while Arguello could serve up to 29 years and 8 months. Individual attorneys face potential sentences ranging from seven to roughly twenty-six years in prison.