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Bosnian Psychiatrist Radovan Karadzic, war criminal, prison sentence extended from 40 years to life

The Telegraph Sentence increased to life for wartime Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic By Nick Squires March 20, 2019 Former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic was sentenced to life in prison after a UN court rejected his appeal and increased his original sentence of 40 years behind bars. Karadzic was found guilty of genocide, […]

Utah Psychiatrist Joel Hanson, hired by Ascendant Behavioral Health’s Comprehensive Treatment Center after pleading guilty to privacy and witness tampering

ABC4 Psychiatrist at new substance clinic has addiction and recovery in his own past Dr. Joel Hanson pleaded guilty to privacy and witness tampering charges in 2000 By Rick Aaron March 19, 2019 TAYLORSVILLE (ABC4 News) – The owners of a new addiction recovery clinic hope to help in battle against Utah’s opioid crisis and […]

Psychiatrist John Wisner, engaged in sexual misconduct, defrocked by Catholic Church – no longer licensed to practice in Kansas and Missouri

Kansas City Star Defrocked KCK priest no longer holds active medical license in Kansas or Missouri By Judy L. Thomas March 18, 2019 A priest of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas defrocked last year over what church leaders said were credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors is no longer licensed to practice […]

Psychiatrist Radovan Karadzic, Bosnia Wartime Leader, Convicted of Genocide for Massacre

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Hague Court Set To Rule On Bosnian Serb Wartime Leader Karadzic’s Appeal March 18, 2019 A ruling is expected on March 20 on former Bosnian Serb wartime leader Radovan Karadzic’s appeal against his conviction in The Hague for genocide and other atrocities during the Balkan wars of the 1990s. Along with […]

Bassam Awwa, New London psychiatrist, agrees to pay $3.3 million settlement to feds for overbilling drug tests

The Day New London psychiatrist to pay $3.3 million for overbilling of urine drug screen tests March 15, 2019 By Karen Florin New London area psychiatrist Dr. Bassam Awwa, and his medical practice, Connecticut Behavioral Health Associates, have agreed to pay a $3.3 million settlement to the federal and state governments for overbilling Medicare and […]

Psychiatrist Radovan Karadzic could be jailed for life when war crimes court delivers verdict next week

Balkan Insight Radovan Karadzic: Psychiatrist-Poet Who Led Bosnian Serbs to War Radovan Karadzic, the Bosnian Serbs’ wartime president, spent years on the run before he was caught and tried, and could now be jailed for the rest of his life when the Hague war crimes court delivers its final verdict next week. March 14, 2019 […]

Anne-Francis Nicol, Rhode Island Psychiatrist, indicted on criminal charges of first-degree arson

The Associated Press Psychiatrist suspended over prescriptions November 11, 2003 A psychiatrist who had two patients die of drug overdoses while they were undergoing a controversial treatment for pain has had her license indefinitely suspended. The state medical board on Monday suspended Anne-Francis Nicol’s license to practice medicine. Nicol, whose privileges to prescribe narcotic painkillers […]

Jury Awards $6.5 Million to Psychiatrist’s Ex-Wife

The Associated Press February 22, 1984 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 of Willow View Hospital, a local private mental facility, alleged […]

South Carolina Psychiatrist/Burglar Ian Gale Sentenced

The Associated Press December 3, 1979 Psychiatrist-Burglar Sentenced to 15 Years A psychiatrist was sentenced by a judge Monday to 15 years in prison on one count of housebreaking and larceny for carrying out a series of burglaries that netted about $300,000 worth of property from homes in fashionable neighborhoods. Dr. Ian Gale was ordered […]

Domingo Cerra-Fernandez, Ocala Psychiatrist, Suspended by State, now one of 30 highest paid state employees

Miami Herald Psychiatrist suspended for ‘inappropriate relationship.’ He got a $196K state job. By Steve Contorno and Lawrence Mower February 28, 2019 TALLAHASSEE – Less than a year ago, Domingo Cerra Fernandez was suspended from practicing medicine in Florida. He still can’t in New York. The Ocala psychiatrist allegedly committed one of the cardinal sins […]

Jeffrey Shapiro, Psychiatrist, Disciplined in 2 states – “serious threat to public health”

The Associated Press May 24, 1999 State medical board suspends Andover psychiatrist Dateline: Boston A doctor disciplined by the New Hampshire Board of Medicine also has been suspended in Massachusetts, state officials said Monday. The state Board of Registration in Medicine announced it had suspended Dr. Jeffrey S. Shapiro, a psychiatrist and neurologist from Andover. […]

David Sosin, Tustin Psychiatrist – Ordered to Cease and Desist for incompetence, gross negligence and excessive prescribing

OCWeekly STATE SLAPS PSYCHIATRIST DR. DAVID SOSIN WITH CEASE PRACTICE ORDER By Matt Coker February 20, 2019 A Tustin psychiatrist with a long history of discipline by the Medical Board of California was recently slapped with a cease practice order. Dr. David Sosin’s license to practice medicine in the state had been placed on five […]

Edinburgh Psychiatrist Jane McLennan, “expert medical witness” – faces sanctions – audio tape proves she fabricated a damning report

The Herald Psychiatrist faces sanction over ‘misleading and inaccurate’ report on sacked Ministry of Justice man By Helen McArdle February 14, 2019 A PSYCHIATRIST known for her work as an expert medical witness fabricated a damning report on a patient who went on to lose his unfair dismissal claim against the Ministry of Justice, a […]

Jane McLennan, Edinburgh Psychiatrist, accused of lying about a patient

The Herald An Edinburgh psychiatrist is alleged to have lied in a report on a patient to an employment tribunal By Helen McArdle Health Correspondent June 27, 2018 A PSYCHIATRIST has been accused of lying about a patient by falsely claiming he recorded telephone conversations with clients and “felt like hitting people at work”. Dr […]

Zabrin Inan, Chicago Psychiatrist, charged with felony child abduction

CBS Chicago Psychiatrist Charged With Abducting Kids March 3, 2011 CHICAGO (CBS) — A Gold Coast psychiatrist was arrested at O’Hare International Airport Wednesday, after she allegedly took her two children across state lines without the consent of their father. Dr. Zabrin Inan, 43, of the 1000 block of North Lake Shore Drive, was charged […]

Psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan Sentenced to Death – Faces Years and Years on Death Row

Los Angeles Times Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan sentenced to death for Ft. Hood shooting By Molly Hennessy-Fiske August 28, 2013 FT. HOOD, Texas — A military jury has sentenced Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan to death in connection with the mass shooting at this central Texas Army post four years ago that killed 13 and wounded […]

Psychiatrist Aubrey Levin’s Wife Convicted for Attempting to Bribe Juror in his Sexual Assault Criminal Case

CBC News Erica Levin found guilty in juror bribing case Wife of psychiatrist Aubrey Levin found to have obstructed justice by trying to bribe jury member in his trial October 09, 2014 A Calgary woman has been found guilty of trying to bribe a juror in the sexual assault trial against her husband. Erica Levin, […]

Ronald Rubin, psychiatrist, treated underage girls without parent’s consent

Fox 6 News, Milwaukee (WITI) “Shocking accusations and penalty” one doctor faces By Meghan Dwyer October 15, 2014 I’m Fox 6 investigator Meghan Dwyer. Coming up Sunday Fox 6 News at 9:00. We’re doing a follow-up story on Doctor Ronald Rubin. You may remember he is the doctor who was accused of prescribing amphetamines to […]

Montana Psychiatrists James Peak and Nathan Munn, Sex Offenders, Want Licenses Back

Billings Gazette Billings psychiatrist seeking return of medical license will have to wait By Cindy Uken January 17, 2014 A Billings psychiatrist’s quest for a second chance to practice medicine has stalled temporarily. Dr. James H. Peak, 51, sought reinstatement of his license from the state Board of Medical Examiners on Friday but the board […]

Carla Rodgers, Psychiatrist, Testifies in Defense of Psychiatrist Who Felt Boobs to Check Blood Pressure

Courier Times Expert testifies that Doylestown psychiatrist used proper procedure By Hayden Mitman October 10, 2014 A medical expert called to defend a Doylestown psychiatrist charged with fondling eight female patients said she believed the doctor had acted properly when he checked the women’s heart rate and blood pressure. Testifying Thursday in Bucks County Court, […]

Kiddie Porn Psychiatrist Surrenders License

Wisconsin State Journal Psychiatrist charged with child porn possession gives up medical license March 05, 2013 By David Wahlberg A Madison psychiatrist charged last week with two counts of possession of child pornography has surrendered his medical license. The Wisconsin Medical Examining Board on Tuesday accepted the surrender of Dr. David Israelstam’s license after he […]

Pittsford psychiatrist Muhammad Cheema, accused of fraud opens new business to treat erectile dysfunction

13wham.com Pittsford psychiatrist accused of fraud opens new business to treat erectile dysfunction by Jane Flasch December 13, 2018 A Pittsford psychiatrist charged with fraud has changed the focus of his practice. The old sign at Muhammad Cheema’s office on Sully’s Trail in Pittsford is gone. It is now the home of Wave Medical Group. […]

Aftab Asif, Pakistan Psychiatrist, admits faking medical report

The News Top psychiatrist admits faking medical report used for accused’s bail By Umar Cheema December 13, 2018 ISLAMABAD: Akhtar Sait had a monetary dispute with Haroon Asif. He registered an FIR after the cheques for Rs3.4 million turned bogus. The police arrested Haroon. He was sent on judicial remand to Adiala Jail. Father of […]

Brent Cox, Mill Valley Psychiatrist, Suspended for Missing his Own Mental Exam

The Marin Independent Journal Marin psychiatrist has license suspended for missing his own mental exam By Gary Klien, February 1, 2013 The state medical board suspended the license of a Mill Valley psychiatrist Thursday for failing to show up for a mandatory psychiatric examination. The board ordered Dr. Brent Taylor Cox to get the test […]

Cold War Russian Psychiatrist Yan Goland Uses Hypnosis to “Cure” Gays

BuzzFeed This Russian Psychiatrist Will Cure Your Gayness Through Hypnosis “Distinguished Doctor of the Russian Federation” Yan Goland started “curing” gays, lesbians, and transsexuals when gay sex was outlawed in the Soviet Union, and is still at it today. By Max Seddon August 13, 2013 Meet Dr. Yan Goland, a psychiatrist in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. […]

Sue Sisley – Psychiatrist Canned by University of Arizona

Medscape Psychiatrist Fired as ‘Payback’ for Marijuana Research? Deborah Brauser July 21, 2014 A psychiatrist and researcher from the University of Arizona claims the school fired her because of her advocacy on behalf of a controversial, federally approved study investigating marijuana as a potential treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans. News of the […]

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 […]

Psychiatrist Thomas Sachy Jailed – charged with contempt

Jones County News Psychiatrist jailed for contempt of court by Debbie Lurie-Smith February 7, 2010 A local psychiatrist who alleged corruption of the Jones County’s Sheriff’s Department and Superior Court system now resides at the Jones County Law Enforcement Center as a result of a contempt charge. Dr. Thomas H. Sachy was ordered incarcerated by […]

Psychiatrist Morris Fraser on list of Britain’s most depraved men

The People March 2, 2014 Northern Ireland Britain’s most depraved men GEOFFREY PRIME THE PIE [Paedophile Information Exchange] member and Russian-speaking traitor worked for the RAF and Britain’s spy nerve centre, GCHQ. He was exposed when police investigating a sex assault found his spy gear and PIE magazines. He scoured local newspapers in Hereford for […]

Enrique Lara Gonzalez, Mexico Chief Psychiatrist, Masterminded Murder of Another Psychiatrist According to Police

The Yucantan Times Murder of a Psychiatrist, the case that has shocked Mérida August 29th, 2014 The trial that will determine the guilt or innocence of psychiatrists Enrique Lara Gonzalez and Pablo Santos García Gutiérrez for the murder of their colleague Felipe de Jesus Triay Peniche will take place in February 2015. After Judge Luis […]