Archives for March 2014

Video: Update on NY Body-in-Backyard-Psychiatrist

WHEC 10 Psychiatrist accused of moving missing man’s body appears in court By: Nikki Rudd March 26, 2014 Could he avoid jail time? There was a turn of events in the case of a local psychiatrist accused of moving the body of a missing man to his backyard. William Lewek was in Monroe County Court […]

Where’s the #$@&%*! Documents!?

Black Hills Pioneer Public Records and You By Ken Kramer March 18, 2014 This is the week that newspapers across the country write stories about public records, the difficulty they have in getting the records from various agencies and the proposed legislation that hinders or opens up access to public records. It is called Sunshine […]

Mikhail Presman, Brooklyn Veterans Affairs Psychiatrist, Gets the Slammer – Fraudulent Billing

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, March 13, 2014 Former Veterans Affairs Psychiatrist Sentenced for Medicare Fraud A licensed psychiatrist formerly employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was sentenced today to serve 18 months in prison for falsely claiming to provide at-home services to Medicare beneficiaries. Acting Assistant […]

Israeli Psych Drug Maker Paid Kickbacks to Chicago Psychiatrist Michael Reinstein – Must pay $27.6 million to settle charges

Chicago Tribune Teva settles Medicaid false billing case tied to Chicago doctor By Jonathan Stempel | Reuters March 11, 2014 Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. agreed to pay $27.6 million to settle charges that it paid kickbacks to a Chicago psychiatrist to induce him to prescribe an anti-schizophrenia drug to patients, resulting in more than 100,000 […]

Sydney psychiatrist Ong Ming Tan Gets Prison Time – Inappropriate Touching of Young Girls

Sydney Morning Herald Ong Ming Tan jailed for abusing trust of psychiatric patients By Louise Hall March 6, 2014 A psychiatrist who abused the trust of four young women with eating disorders by touching them inappropriately and making sexually suggestive comments during private therapy sessions has been sentenced to at least two years jail. Ong […]

New Trial Commences for Canadian Psychiatrist Aubrey Levin – Sexual Assault on Two Male “Patients”

Sun News New trial opens for psychiatrist accused of sexual assault By Kevin Martin March 3rd, 2014 CALGARY ─ Suffering from depression, one to the point of being suicidal, two male patients were taken advantage of sexually by a prominent psychiatrist, court heard Monday. In his opening address to a Calgary jury, Crown prosecutor Dallas […]

Canadian Psychiatrist Aubrey Levin – 3-week retrial begins Monday – accused of sexually molesting two men

Calgary Herald Doctor faces sexual assault retrial Daryl Slade, Calgary Herald March 01, 2014 A three-week retrial will begin Monday for a former forensic psychiatrist accused of molesting two patients. Dr. Aubrey Levin, 74, is accused of sexually molesting two men during their visits to his office at Peter Lougheed Centre. A jury was chosen […]