John F. Hubanks has been a fraud prosecutor for 18 years, all with the Monterey County District Attorney. Mr. Hubanks has dedicated his career to the prosecution of fraud, focusing on individuals and businesses that prey on the vulnerable and the elderly. He has prosecuted hundreds of fraud-related cases and tried numerous cases to verdict. His career highlights include serving as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the prosecution of 2 complex fraud cases involving financial losses in excess of $50 million.
Mr. Hubanks is currently assigned to the Insurance Fraud Unit. His caseload includes the prosecution of employers engaged in labor trafficking, insurance fraud, tax evasion and wage theft. One of Mr. Hubanks’ criminal cases (People of the State of California v. Ian Czirban) arose out of a worker death during the 2016 Big Sur wildfire. The uninsured employer – who had an equipment agreement with CALFIRE – contested the charges, including the factual basis to conclude he was the worker’s employer. In the ensuing trial, Mr. Hubanks obtained guilty verdict. In a published decision, the California Court of Appeal upheld the verdict.
Prior to joining the District Attorney’s office in 2005, Mr. Hubanks practiced for 13 years as a civil litigator, specializing in medical malpractice defense. Mr. Hubanks earned his Bachelor of Arts in European History at the University of California/Berkeley and his Juris Doctor at Golden Gate University.