Archives for June 2013

Psychiatrist Indicted for Federal Tax Crimes

PsychSearch.net Bye Bye Beach Home By Joel Voss joelvoss@tampabay.rr.com June 23, 2013 Englewood Florida – On May 15, psychiatrist Patricia Lynn Hough was indicted in Federal court on one charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States and four charges of fraud and false statements relating to her income tax returns for several years prior […]

“Respected” Ohio Psychiatrist Gets the Slammer

Fox 8 Cleveland Doctor Sentenced for Running ‘Pill Mill’ by Jack Shea June 25, 2013 CLEVELAND – A local psychiatrist who admitted that he used his practice to illegally prescribe powerful drugs for profit was sentenced Tuesday to nine months in prison. In April, Dr. Samuel Nigro pleaded guilty to charges that include drug trafficking, […]

Hide Your Children

WNEP 16 Psychiatrist Arrested for Child Porn by Lara Greenberg June 21, 2013 STROUDSBURG — A former psychiatrist is locked up on child porn charges. The arrest comes after the state determined he was too dangerous to practice medicine. Michael Kessler ignored our questions as he was led out of the Monroe County Detectives Office […]

Feds Arrest “Anti-Pill” New York Psychiatrist

Newsday (New York) June 19, 2013 Feds: Anti-pill doctor sold prescriptions By Ellen Yan A psychiatrist who publicly denounced doctors for selling painkillers for money was arrested yesterday for cashing in on the illegal business, too, federal officials said. William S. Belfar, of Huntington, charged up to $1,000 for each oxycodone prescription he wrote out […]

California Psychiatrist Accused of “Treating” Patients While on Drugs

KTLA 5 Local Doctor Accused of Treating Patients While on Drugs by Anthony Kurzweil June 11, 2013 THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (KTLA) — A Thousand Oaks doctor accused of treating patients while on drugs was also under investigation for at least one death related to his practice, police announced Tuesday. The allegations against Dr. Daryl Westerback, […]

Lifetime Achievement Award Stripped from Psychiatrist

Daily Journal San Mateo County honor stripped from former doctor William Hamilton Ayres By Michelle Durand June 05, 2013 As a show of support to his victims, county supervisors unanimously stripped former San Mateo child psychiatrist William Hamilton Ayres of a lifetime achievement honor awarded 11 years ago just as police were launching the child […]