CRIMES

Gregg Friedman, Florida psychiatrist, was charged with felony grand theft

CNN Drugmaker paid doctors with problem records to promote its pill By Blake Ellis and Melanie Hicken, CNN Investigates December 4, 2017 … Begin Excerpt State prosecutors accused Florida psychiatrist Gregg Friedman of billing the Medicaid program more than $1 million, for example, saying that much of the money was for patient visits that never […]

NJ Psych James Cowan, licensed since 1972, gets license revoked a week after he pleaded guilty to prescribing Adderall

northjersey.com Ridgewood psychiatrist gets medical license taken by state medical board By Keldy Ortiz December 8, 2017 A Ridgewood psychiatrist who worked from a home office had his license revoked, a week after he pleaded guilty to prescribing Adderall, officials said Friday. Dr. James Cowan Jr.’s license to practice medicine was taken from him by […]

New Zealand Psych Colin Bouwer Deported to South Africa after serving 15 years in prison

stuff.co.nz Convicted wife murderer Colin Bouwer’s $10,000 travel bill By Hamish McNeilly December 2, 2017 Former psychiatrist Colin Bouwer ticked ‘widowed’ for his relationship status, and under convictions he wrote ‘murder’. “I have been away from South Africa for 20 years,” he wrote to the Immigration and Protection Tribunal. “Since being in prison I have […]

New York Psych William Lewek scheduled to be released from prison – buried body in backyard

  Democrat & Chronicle William Lewek, psychiatrist who buried body of Matthew Straton, scheduled for release By Gary Craig December 2, 2017 The former Rochester psychiatrist who buried a body in his backyard is scheduled to be released from prison Dec. 21, records show. William Lewek, who has lost his medical license, pleaded guilty in February […]

Psychiatrist Carlos Warter aka Charles Warter Arrested in Argentina – was in trouble in Colorado

The Associated Press May 26, 2011 Doc arrested in Argentina was in trouble in Colo. By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher Dateline: Honolulu Psychiatrist Carlos Warter aka Charles Warter[/caption]A psychiatrist arrested in Argentina on charges of falsely billing $1 million in health insurance claims in Hawaii was involved in similar fraud some 30 years ago in Colorado, […]

Julian Kent, Aussie Psychiatrist, sexually abused three vulnerable patients – banned for life

The Advertiser BEAST ON THE COUCH By Nigel Hunt November 17, 2017 AN Adelaide psychiatrist who sexually abused three of his vulnerable patients has been banned for life, after a lengthy investigation by police and the state’s medical board. Dr Julian Kent pleaded guilty to professional misconduct over the shocking abuse, which happened over a […]

Iowa Ex-Con Psychiatrist Richard Hauser Gives up license

Des Moines Register Iowa psychiatrist turns in medical license over bill-padding allegations By Tony Leys November 16, 2017 A former Iowa psychiatrist who served prison time for padding his bills to health-insurers has surrendered his medical license. Richard L. Hauser, 68, practiced psychiatry in Grinnell, Iowa City and Pella, state and federal records show. He […]

Konstantinos Paraschakis, Greek Psychiatrist, Convicted of Fraud

ekathimerini.com NEWS November 13, 2017 Term upheld for doctor who helped with GD gun licenses Upholding an earlier conviction, an Athens appeals court handed a 12-month suspended sentence on Monday to a psychiatrist who was convicted of supplying false certificates to members of the extreme-right Golden Dawn party which allowed them to receive gun licenses. […]

Ian McAlpine, Aussie child psychiatrist, on trial for raping two teenage patients – “brainwashing” one of them

WAtoday.com.au November 13 2017 Ex-child psychiatrist goes on trial accused of historic sex abuse A former child psychiatrist accused of raping and molesting two teenage patients between 1988 and 1990 “brainwashed” one of his complainants into thinking she loved him, a Perth court has heard. Prosecutor Alan Dungey said one of the alleged victims started […]

Harshad Shah, Long Beach Psychiatrist, Gets the Slammer for Bribing an IRS agent

Press-Telegram Psychiatrist in Long Beach sentenced for trying to bribe IRS agent By STAFF REPORT November 6, 2017 A psychiatrist who practices in Long Beach was sentenced to more than four years in prison for paying a $30,000 bribe to an IRS agent who was auditing the man’s taxes, authorities said Monday. Dr. Harshad Shah, […]

Jimmy Jindal, Indian psychiatrist, nearly stripped and paraded around town for molesting a woman patient

Indian Express Doctor assaulted, paraded for ‘molesting’ woman patient The victim told police that Jindal molested her after giving her sedatives when she visited him for consultation Thursday. By Sukhbir Siwach October 29, 2017 A PSYCHIATRIST in Fatehabad town of Haryana was assaulted, nearly stripped and paraded around the city Friday before being handed over […]

Dan Nicolau, Tennessee psychiatrist, must be chaperoned when treating females

Knoxville News Sentinel Sexual misconduct with patients, overprescribing drugs: 3 ET doctors on probation, state says By Kristi L Nelson October 23, 2017 Excerpt Three Upper East Tennessee doctors have their licenses on probation after both engaging in sexual misconduct with patients and overprescribing drugs, said the Tennessee Department of Health. One, psychiatrist Dr. Dan […]

Ontario Psychiatrist Ravi Shenava trial starts – accused of using his “power” to get sexual favors from patient & under investigation for sexual assault against 11 patients

CTV Alleged victim takes stand in sex assault trial of Windsor psychiatrist CTV Windsor October 23, 2017 A Windsor doctor is accused of using his power, and his signature, to get sexual favours from a former patient. The trial of Doctor Ravi Shenava, 67, started Monday in Windsor Superior Court. Dr. Shenava is charged with […]

Pamela Buchbinder, NY Psychiatrist, indicted – attempted murder, burglary and assault

New York Post Psychiatrist indicted in bludgeoning of baby daddy with a sledgehammer By Larry Celona October 19, 2017 A Manhattan psychiatrist has been indicted in the 2012 attempted sledgehammer murder of her baby daddy, The Post has learned. The indictment alleges that Dr. Pamela Buchbinder enlisted her bi-polar young cousin to bludgeon and stab […]

New Mexico psychiatrist Alan Emamdee, already arrested for sexual misconduct, now sued by 12 patients

Farmington Daily News Doctor accused of sexual misconduct, abuse by patients By Joshua Kellogg October 12, 2017 FARMINGTON — A civil lawsuit was filed against San Juan Regional Medical Center and Dr. Alan Emamdee by 12 of his former patients who accuse him of sexual abuses and assaults the suit claims were facilitated by the […]