Bahaim Business Practices in the USA

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Mar 26, 2009, 8:47:53 PM3/26/09
All convicted individuals mentioned below are members of the Haifan
Bahai organization in good standing.

California Insurance

Volume 3, Issue #8
February 2004

California Doctor, Lawyer,
4 Others Charged With
Auto Insurance Fraud

LOS ANGELES -- A physician and lawyer were arrested Jan. 13 along with
two others on charges of theft, conspiracy and insurance fraud for
allegedly participating in a scheme to fraudulently bill automobile
insurers for medical claims (People of the State of California v.
Parviz Berjis M.D., et al., No. BA257860, Calif. Super., Los Angeles

(Felony complaint for arrest warrant available. Document

The arrests were made by the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office
pursuant to a felony complaint for arrest warrant charging six people
in the scheme. The complaint names Baha'i physician Parviz Kahn
Berjis, Baha'i attorney Fariba Rahimi,Baha'i medical office
administrator Katayoun Jahangani, Fereydoun Razy, Mahmoud Rahimian and
Masood Yazarlou.

The complaint alleges that the defendants made fraudulent claims to
insurance companies between Jan. 1, 1996, and Dec. 17, 2003, to at
least 11 insurance companies, the Automobile Club of California and
the State of California.

Alleged Scheme

For example, the complaint alleges that Yazarlou coached an undercover
investigator on what to tell the physician regarding an alleged auto
injury, then sent him to Berjis' office, where he was examined by
Rahimian, who is not a medical doctor. According to the complaint, the
undercover investigator read his symptoms to Rahimian from a slip of
paper and was told he would have to visit the office only once. Later,
Yazarlou allegedly coached the investigator to tell people he was
experiencing pain, and arranged for Berjis and the investigator to
split the insurance settlement. Yazarlou was allegedly paid out of
Berjis' half of the settlement. Berjis' office ultimately submitted an
initial claim for $3,799 to the insurer, including statements that the
investigator made 16 office visits, according to the complaint.

In addition, the complaint alleges that the investigator was later
told to sign multiple physical therapy sign-in sheets in different
colored inks. Rahimi represented the investigator in his claim and at
an examination under oath. The insurer ultimately paid $8,500.

The complaint also sets out details of claims made on behalf of a
second undercover investigator and Razy and alleges that Berjis'
medical files for at least 600 patients were incomplete and missing
necessary documentation.


All the defendants are charged with one count each of grand theft and

In addition, Berjis is charged with four counts of insurance fraud and
two counts of Medi-Cal fraud; Rahimi is charged with five counts of
insurance fraud; Jahangani is charged with three counts of insurance
fraud; and Razy is charged with one count of insurance fraud.

According to prosecutors, Berjis, Masood, Rahimian and Jahangani have
each pleaded not guilty; Rahimi is scheduled to be arraigned Feb. 4;
and Razy has not yet appeared in court.

The case was investigated by the Los Angeles District Attorney's
Automobile Insurance Fraud Division's Bureau of Investigation with the
assistance of the California Highway Patrol, the Department of
Insurance and the various insurance companies, according to


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Mar 26, 2009, 8:56:30 PM3/26/09
From AP:

FBI agents raided the office of the university's Innovative Nuclear
Space Power and Propulsion Institute, which was founded by professor
Samim Anghaie, an Iranian-born director of the institute and a
professor of radiological engineering.

According to court documents, Anghaie and his family members set up a
company called New Era Technology, which was known as NETECH. His
wife, Sousan Anghaie, was the president of the company.

Court documents allege that NETECH submitted fraudulent proposals to
NASA for proposed research contracts. As a result, NETECH received
several NASA contracts. NETCH is also accused of submitting fraudulent
invoices to NASA which representatives...
hours worked by alleged employees.

"As members of the Baha'i faith, Samim and Sousan Anghaie applied for
asylum in the U.S. on the basis of Iran's persecution of members of
the religion, according to immigration documents. He is currently
listed as a resident alien."

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