Mendez-Villamil gets 12 years in the slammer – must repay $50 million

Miami Herald Miami psychiatrist, sent to prison for 12 years, must repay $50 million Psychiatrist pleaded guilty to federal charges, apologized for his crimes A Miami psychiatrist flooded Miami’s streets with anti-psychotic drugs as part of a scheme to defraud Medicare and Medicaid. By Daniel Change July 22, 2016 Suspended from the Medicaid and Medicare […]

Miami Psychiatrist Fernando Mendez-Villamil, accused of running one of the largest fake-prescription schemes in history

Miami New Times “National Symbol” of Prescription Fraud Pleads Guilty, Has 221-Piece Art Collection Seized By Jerry Iannelli July 20, 2016 Some criminals spend their dirty money on drugs. Others blow it on luxury cars, high-end escorts, or trips to obscure rich-people enclaves like Gstaad, Switzerland. Or, if you’re Dr. Fernando Mendez-Villamil, a man accused […]

Hamilton Hicks, Yale Psychiatrist, Arrested for Crack Cocaine Possession

Hartford Courant Mauled Woman Dies, Dogs Scheduled To Be Put Down By Christine Dempsey June 28, 2016 NEW HAVEN — A 53-year-old woman who was mauled by two dogs last week has died, and the pets have been scheduled to be put to death, police said. No charges related to Jocelyn G. Winfrey’s death are […]

Psychiatrist Ashwini Sabnis must pay $400,000 settlement for fraudulently billing government

Hartford Courant Psychiatrist To Pay $400,000 Settlement In False Claims Lawsuit By Nicholas Rondinone July 12, 2016 HARTFORD — A couple will pay a $400,000 settlement following a lawsuit from the state’s attorney general in which it was alleged they submitted false claims to the state’s Medicaid program. According to the attorney general’s office, Dr. […]

Aaron Szen Yang Voon, Aussie Psychiatrist, In Trouble in 3 Countries

Daily Mail Psychiatrist ‘caught filming young boys urinating public toilets’ is revealed to be facing more child porn charges in New Zealand By Martha Azzi July 13, 2016 The Perth child psychiatrist arrested in Canada for allegedly filming a boy in a public toilet is now facing further child pornography originating from a third country. […]

Sandra Vonderembse, Ohio Psychiatrist, Faces up to Five Years in Prison – Tax Evasion

Toldeo Blade Psychiatrist could get prison for tax evasion BLADE STAFF July 8, 2016 A former Oregon psychiatrist pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to attempted tax evasion for failing to report her income or pay taxes for seven years. Sandra Vonderembse, 65, of Defiance faces up to five years in prison, a $250,000 […]

James Cowan, NJ Psychiatrist, allowed wife to write psych drug prescriptions

The Record Ridgewood psychiatrist accused of allowing wife to see patients, write prescriptions By Lindy Washburn July 1, 2016 A 72-year-old Ridgewood psychiatrist who practiced from his home office allowed his wife, a clinical social worker, to see patients and write prescriptions he had signed in advance while he was too sick to work and […]

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  In Her Own Words A Shock Therapy Survivor By Colin Taufer July 5, 2016 In my last article I compared the brain damage caused by shock therapy and the brutal helmet to helmet collisions of American football. Both the patient and the player are left with short and long term symptoms such as memory […]

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