Bizarre Psych News

Penn. Psychiatrist Basem Shlewiet Arrested Again – More Women Come Forward with claims of Fondling

ABC 6 Action News (WPVI) February 21, 2014 DOYLESTOWN, Pa. Prosecutors have filed additional charges against a Doylestown psychiatrist already accused of inappropriately touching three women who came to his office for help. The Bucks County district attorney’s office said five more women informed authorities that 42-year-old Dr. Basem Shlewiet fondled them in his Doylestown […]

Pregnant Doctor Labeled by Oregon Psychiatrist Howard Sampley – So She Sued him for $2 Million

The Register-Guard ER doctor sues psychiatrist By Greg Bolt Dec 31, 2013 An emergency room doctor in Coos Bay is suing a Eugene psychiatrist for more than $2 million over an alleged mis­diagnosis that required the doctor to temporarily withdraw from practicing medicine. The lawsuit filed by Dr. Susan Haney in Lane County Circuit Court […]

Harold Sleeper – Psychiatrist – Injected Wife with Urine

The Associated Press February 22, 1984 Jury Awards $6.5 Million to Psychiatrist’s Ex-Wife Dateline: Oklahoma City A psychiatrist accused of subjecting his ex-wife to bizarre experiments, including injecting her with her own urine, has been ordered by a jury to pay her $6.5 million. Ann C. Sleeper’s malpractice suit against Dr. Harold Sleeper, medical director […]

James Sutherland Watt, Sausalito Psychiatrist, arrested after authorities found a large quantity of LSD on his yacht

Independent Press Telegram (Long Beach, California) Court Action Faces Yank Smuggler VICTORIA, BC. (UPI) November 2, 1968 A California psychiatrist, arrested after authorities found a large quantity of LSD and methedrine about his yacht, appeared in Magistrate’s Court Friday on smuggling charges. Dr. James Sutherland Watt of Sausalito entered no plea to a charge of […]

UK Psych Zholia Alemi jailed for five years – Judge says to her: “This was despicable, cruel criminality motivated by pure greed and you must be severely punished for it.”

ITV.com October 18, 2018 Psychiatrist jailed for faking wealthy widow’s will A doctor has been jailed for five years, after being found guilty of faking the will of a wealthy elderly widow just months after being asked to assess her. Zholia Alemi was convicted unanimously of four fraud and theft charges today following a week-long […]

UK Psychiatrist Zholia Alemi, on trial for defrauding elderly patient – denies she forged will

News&Star ‘I knew nothing about forged will’, says NHS psychiatrist accused of £1.3m fraud October 14, 2018               The evidence was given by 88-year-old Joan Grisdale, who said Dr Zholia Alemi asked her and another neighbour living near a Keswick property owned by wealthy widow Gillian Belham to sign […]

James Schaller, Florida Psychiatrist, Nationally known, pleads in gun threat case

Naples News Nationally known child psychiatrist pleads in gun threat case By Aisling Swift September 21, 2011 A nationally known Naples child psychiatrist who pointed a gun at his teenage son’s friend, then allegedly threatened his 15-year-old son, pleaded today to aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was sentenced to probation. Dr. James L. […]

Silly Arizona Psychiatrist Michael Yasinski says “Affluenza” Exists

But the folks who popularized the term says it is social criticism, not psychiatry and are appalled by the Court Decision See here KPHO Valley psychiatrist says ‘affluenza’ a real condition Dec 13, 2013 By Greg Argos PHOENIX (CBS5) – A judge in Texas sentenced a 16-year-old to 10 years probation instead of jail time […]

Kernan Manion, North Carolina Psychiatrist, reported seeing people on the beach at night with red, green or white lights mounted on their heads.

BEFORE THE NORTH CAROLINA MEDICAL BOARD In Re: Kernan T. Manion, M.D., Respondent. NOTICE OF CHARGES AND ALLEGATIONS; NOTICE OF HEARING The North Carolina Medical Board (“Board”) has preferred and does hereby prefer the following charges and allegations: 1. The Board is a body duly organized under the laws of North Carolina and Chapter 90 […]

Ronald Knaus, Largo Psychiatrist – arrested for possession of marijuana

Psych News Psychiatrist Arrested in Clearwater for Possession of Marijuana By Joel Voss Sep 20, 2011 Largo, Florida psychiatrist Ronald Knaus was arrested on July 2, 2010 in nearby Clearwater for possession of marijuana. The police initially approached him due to a handgun in his waistband, per the police report. He pleaded no-contest in open […]

Psychiatrist George Kubski defense: “MY BRAIN WAS SHRINKING”

Palm Beach Post PSYCHIATRIST GETS YEAR FOR PATIENT’S PILL DEATH By John Pacenti and Antigone Barton February 1, 2003 He killed one of his patients by prescribing more than 20,000 pills in three months. On Friday, facing 15 years in prison, Dr. George Kubski could offer no explanation. But fellow physicians testified they had solved […]

Czech psychiatrist Kurt Freund – Court Rules Psych’s Penis Measuring Treatment has “No Relation to Medical Treatment” and “No Evidence of any therapeutic benefit”

WFMJ NY court: Penile stimulation test ‘invasive’ October 03, 2013 By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) – Subjecting a sex offender who is no longer imprisoned to “extraordinarily invasive” penile stimulation testing risks violating the premise that even convicts retain their humanity, a federal appeals court said Thursday. The ruling by the 2nd […]

Jean Eric Gassy, Aussie Psychiatrist, Sentenced for Murder

The Australian ‘Cool, calculated’ psychiatrist killer gets life By Jeremy Roberts October 29, 2004 A FORMER psychiatrist has been sentenced to at least 34 years behind bars for the execution of mental health boss Margaret Tobin after a judge yesterday ruled he was “profoundly dangerous” and should probably die in prison. In handing Jean Eric […]

Wagdy Botros, Kitchener Psychiatrist, license revoked – “History of Misconduct”

CBC Kitchener sleep doctor’s license revoked by Ontario regulatory body September 25, 2018 The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has revoked the licence of a Kitchener psychiatrist after he failed to co-operate with a multi-year investigation into his sleep medicine practice. Dr. Wagdy Abdalla Botros’s certificate of registration was revoked on Sept. 21, […]

NY Psychiatrist Pamela Buchbinder Bail Denied – charged for role in Failed murder plot

New York Law Journal Appeals Court Denies Bail to Psychiatrist Charged for Role in Failed Murder Plot By Andrew Denney September 25, 2018 An appeals court has denied bail in the case of a psychiatrist who has been in jail for almost a year while she awaits trial for charges that she orchestrated a botched […]