CRIMES

Ohio Psychiatrist Toni Carman – Prosecutor: “she was writing fake prescriptions”

Fox 8 (Cleveland) I-Team: Doctor Accused of Writing Fake Prescriptions by Jack Shea April 16, 2014 CLEVELAND, Ohio — A prominent psychiatrist was arraigned Wednesday morning on several drug charges after accusations of writing fake prescriptions. Dr. Toni Carman has offices in Beachwood and Willoughby. She faces charges of aggravated trafficking in drugs, complicity to […]

Connecticut Psychiatrist Abhishek Shah Gets off Easy on Accusation of Sexual Assault but Gives up License to Practice

The Hartford Courant Psychiatrist Pleads No Contest To Unlawful Restraint Sex Charge Dropped By CHRISTINE DEMPSEY December 2, 2013 Psychiatrist Abhishek Shah [/caption]HARTFORD — A psychiatrist accused of sexually assaulting a woman in West Hartford a year ago was sentenced to probation Monday after he pleaded no contest to reduced charges. Abhishek Shah, 32, who […]

Maryann Weisman, Penn. Psychiatrist, Arrested – kept writing prescriptions after her license was suspended

Lehighvalleylive.com Doc wrote prescriptions after license was suspended, AG says By Sarah Cassi September 23, 2015 Two Lehigh County women were arrested a week ago for alleged prescription drug crimes, the state Attorney General’s office said. Dr. Maryann T. Weisman, 54, of Whitehall Township, and Stacey A. Zuniga, 46, of Allentown, were arrested Wednesday by […]

Barlow Smith, 85-year-old Texas Psychiatrist, Surrenders License – History of sexual relation with patient. Improperly prescribed drugs to 10 patients – One died of the toxic effects of multiple drugs. U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration raided his office in 2013. Criminal case still pending.

Austin American Statesman Two Central Texas doctors lose licenses after felony convictions By Mary Ann Roser Sept. 20, 2015 — Begin Excerpt Barlow Smith, an 85-year-old Marble Falls psychiatrist, and Dennis Barson Jr. of Hutto, who turns 43 this month and practiced neurology in Austin, were among five Central Texas physicians the Texas Medical Board […]

Victims and their Families Hug and Rejoice as California Psychiatrist William Ayres is Led Off to Jail

San Jose Mercury News Peninsula child psychiatrist sent to jail as his molestation victims applaud By Joshua Melvin August 7, 2013 REDWOOD CITY — Victims of convicted child molester William Ayres burst into applause Wednesday when a judge ordered the once-renowned child psychiatrist to begin serving his sentence behind bars. As deputies pushed a thin, […]

Orange County, Florida jail psychiatrist Arturo Hernandez-Pena fired after arrest on fraud charges

Sun Sentinel Records show Arturo Hernandez-Pena, 52, was fired last week By Jeff Weiner December 9, 2010 A psychiatrist who used to see inmates at the Orange County jail was fired after his arrest last week on insurance-fraud charges, records show. Arturo Hernandez-Pena, 52, was arrested while working at 10:35 a.m. on Dec. 1. Records […]

Florida Psychiatrist Jerome Feldman Sent to Prison for 16 years – cheated “seriously ill people out of $400,000 with false promises of organ transplants in the Philippines, where he was tracked down by the FBI”

The Post Standard (Syracuse, NY) HE GETS PRISON FOR ORGAN-TRANSPLANT CON; JEROME FELDMAN, WHOSE ESTRANGED WIFE LIVES IN BALDWINSVILLE, LURED FIVE SICK PEOPLE TO PHILIPPINES. By John O’Brien May 28, 2010 A former psychiatrist was sent to prison for nearly 16 years Thursday for duping seriously ill people out of $400,000 with false promises of […]

Chicago Psychiatrist Michael Reinstein Gets Prison Time for Kickbacks from Drug Firm

Chicago Sun Times Psychiatrist gets 9 months for accepting kickbacks from drug firm March 11, 2016 A Chicago psychiatrist was sentenced to nine months in prison Friday for taking nearly $600,000 from pharmaceutical companies in exchange for prescribing a certain drug to patients. Dr. Michael J. Reinstein, 72, of Skokie, pleaded guilty last year to […]

Louisville Psychiatrist Peter Steiner Charged with prescribing medically unnecessary drugs

Henderson Gleaner Several western Kentucky doctors indicted in federal fraud takedown By Beth Smith June 28, 2018 LOUISVILLE — Doctors and some individuals pretending to be physicians have been indicted in a federal investigation targeting healthcare fraud and the dispensing of medically unnecessary drugs in western Kentucky. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, six separate […]

Huberto Merayo, #2 on Florida’s Top Psych Drug Prescriber List, Now sits in a Federal Penitentiary and Agrees to Never Apply for a License in Florida Again

PsychSearch.net PsychSearch Bags Another Psychiatrist By Ken Kramer November 24, 2015 You probably by now are getting tired of us preaching “Documents – Where’s the ?#@*&%! documents? If you don’t have the documents – you don’t have squat!” So, more on documents! PsychSearch discovered documents that identified the top prescribers of psychiatric drugs in the […]

Melvin Pisetzner, Penfield, NY Psychiatrist, charged with patronizing a prostitute, a 19-year-old male former patient

WHEC-TV Rochester, New York A 67-year-old Penfield man has been arrested and charged with patronizing a prostitute in the third-degree. The investigation that led to the arrest of Melvin Pisetzner began when a 19-year-old male told police he had met Pisetzner in an online chat. Police say Pisetzner posed as a 55-year-old man and offered […]

Lyda Monte, New Jersey Psychiatrist, pleads guilty to Fraud – faces up to five years in prison, and a possible $250,000 fine

Courier Post Camden psychiatrist pleads guilty in Medicaid fraud case By Kim Mulford May 14, 2018 CAMDEN – A psychiatrist for Nueva Vida Behavioral Health Center admitted Monday that she signed fake treatment plans meant to mislead New Jersey Medicaid inspectors, announced U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. Dr. Lyda Monte, 78, of Bellmawr, pleaded guilty before […]

James Watt, NY Psychiatrist – his “gas therapy” killed a patient – pleaded guilty to homicide

Midland Daily News New York Psychiatrist Pleads Guilty April 23, 2002 A psychiatrist whose “gas therapy” killed a patient last year pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide and agreed to stop practicing medicine in a deal that will keep him out prison. James Watt, 73, admitted that he caused the death of Leah Grove, 38, […]

Psychiatrist Lyndon Steinhaus Sued for medical malpractice – sexual relationship with patient

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Woman files suit against psychiatrist boyfriend after crime spree By Dan Benson July 20, 2008 Port Washington – A former Cedarburg woman who along with her psychiatrist boyfriend led police on a cross-country chase has filed a lawsuit against him alleging medical malpractice because the two began a sexual relationship while she […]

Rochester psychiatrist William Lewek released from prison – hid body in his backyard

WHEC Former psychiatrist who buried a body in his backyard released from prison May 01, 2018 The former Rochester psychiatrist who admitted to burying a body in his backyard is out of prison. On Tuesday, William Lewek was released from state prison in Elmira after a parole violation earlier this year. Lewek pleaded guilty to […]