Archives for March 2010

Psychiatrist with Shotgun vs. Pool Cleaner

St. Petersburg Times South Tampa psychiatrist accused of pointing shotgun at pool man cuts deal By Alexandra Zayas March 31, 2010 A South Tampa psychiatrist accused of pointing a shotgun at a pool cleaner agreed Tuesday to enter a program that could lead to the charges being dropped. James Roy Edgar, 64, told police he […]

James Edgar, psychiatrist, accused of pointing shotgun at pool man, cuts deal

St. Petersburg Times South Tampa psychiatrist accused of pointing shotgun at pool man cuts deal By Alexandra Zayas March 30, 2010 TAMPA — A South Tampa psychiatrist accused of pointing a shotgun at a pool cleaner agreed Tuesday to enter a program that could lead to the charges being dropped. James Roy Edgar, 64, told […]

Maria Palazzo, Psychiatrist, Conviction Upheld by Federal Appeals Court

The Associated Press N.O. psychiatrist’s fraud convictions upheld March 25, 2010 A federal appeals court has upheld a New Orleans psychiatrist’s Medicare fraud convictions. Maria Carmen Palazzo claims jurors heard insufficient evidence to support her convictions for defrauding the Medicare program by billing for services she didn’t provide. But a three-judge panel from the 5th […]

Aubrey Levin – Courtroom psychiatrist charged in sex assault

CBC News Dr. Aubrey Levin, a Calgary psychiatrist who has worked extensively with justice officials on criminal cases, has been charged with sexual assault. Police say a 36-year-old man, one of Levin\’s long-term patients, alleges he was sexually assaulted repeatedly by Levin over a period of time. Levin, 71, has regularly testified in court cases […]

William Roddy, psychiatrist, arrested for trafficking drugs

The Associated Press March 23, 2010 Ala. psychiatrist, wife face drug charges Officials in Huntsville say a Florence psychiatrist and his wife were arrested after prescription drugs and cash were found in their possession. Huntsville Police Sgt. Mark Roberts says 50-year-old Dr. William Roddy and 43-year-old Wendy Sue Roddy were charged with trafficking in a […]

Psychiatrist Sohail Punjwani Warned by FDA

Miami Herald March 16, 2010 MENTAL HEALTH The psychiatrist who treated the Broward foster child who killed himself last year is now in hot water with the FDA. By Carol Marbin Miller A South Florida psychiatrist who was treating a 7-year-old foster child before the boy committed suicide last year has received a warning from […]

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Melvin Pisetzner charged with patronizing a prostitute

WHEC-TV Rochester, New York A 67-year-old Penfield man has been arrested and charged with patronizing a prostitute in the third-degree. The investigation that led to the arrest of Melvin Pisetzner began when a 19-year-old male told police he had met Pisetzner in an online chat. Police say Pisetzner posed as a 55-year-old man and offered […]

Psychiatrist Melvin Pisetzner charged with patronizing a prostitute

WHEC-TV Penfield man charged with patronizing a prostitute Rochester, New York March 4, 2010 A 67-year-old Penfield man has been arrested and charged with patronizing a prostitute in the third-degree. The investigation that led to the arrest of Melvin Pisetzner began when a 19-year-old male told police he had met Pisetzner in an online chat. […]