CRIMES

Rikki Lynn Halavonich, South Carolina Psychiatrist, “expert witness”, arrested on allegations she filed a false police report, claiming she was kidnapped and sexually assaulted

Aiken Standard (South Carolina) Psychiatrist arrested for filing false allegations By Karen Daily April 20, 2009 A board-certified Charleston forensic psychiatrist qualified in the court system as an expert witness has been arrested in Aiken on allegations she filed a false police report last week, claiming she was kidnapped in downtown Aiken and sexually assaulted, […]

Psych Riyaz Mazcuri, (Texas & Florida), healthcare fraud, sentenced to more than 12 years, ordered to pay $20.6 million in restitution

Healthleadersmedia.com HOUSTON PSYCHIATRIST GETS 12 YEARS IN PRISON FOR $155M MEDICARE FRAUD By John Commins September 5, 2018 A Texas psychiatrist was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison this week for his role in a $155 million Medicare fraud scheme that ensnared top executives and clinicians at Houston’s Riverside General Hospital, the Department […]

Miguel Rivera-Sanabria, Puerto Rico Psychiatrist, Arrested by Feds for health care fraud, identity theft, false statement, attempted distribution of drugs

Department of Justice Doctor Indicted And Arrested For Health Care Fraud U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Puerto Rico FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 24, 2018 SAN JUAN, P.R. – On July 19, 2018, a Federal Grand Jury in the District of Puerto Rico returned an indictment charging Dr. Miguel Rivera-Sanabria with 18 counts of health […]

Jackson Dempsey, Oregon Psychiatrist, Sabotaged Mountain Bike Trails

The Associated Press Former Jackson County psychiatrist accused in bike trail sabotage expected to plead guilty April 30, 2013 MEDFORD — A psychiatrist is expected to plead guilty to charges alleging he tried to hurt mountain bikers by setting booby traps on national forest trails shared by bikers and hikers outside Ashland. The Jackson County […]

Edward Rossario, Florida Psychiatrist, Sentenced for Sex with Patient

Fort Lauderdale News and Sun Sentinel PSYCHIATRIST SENTENCED FOR SEX WITH PATIENT April 2, 1978 ORLANDO — A Daytona Beach psychiatrist who admitted having sexual affair with a patient was placed on three years probation yesterday by the Florida Board of Medical Examiners, which rejected a recommendation of harsher punishment. Just before board members cast […]

Pittsford Psychiatrist Muhammad Cheema – Feds going after his money

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of New York FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Government Seeks To Forfeit Assets Of Pittsford Psychiatrist Obtained Through Fraud CONTACT: Barbara Burns PHONE:(716) 843-5817 FAX #: (716) 551-3051 ROCHESTER, N.Y.–U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that a civil forfeiture complaint has been filed […]

Seamus Ó Flaithbheartaigh, Irish Psychiatrist – Bites Cops – To Be Sentenced Next Month

The Irish Times Psychiatrist who bit gardaí to be sentenced next month Consultant employed by HSE in Limerick had to be restrained before arrest Mar 27, 2013 A consultant psychiatrist employed by the HSE [Irish health agency] who bit two gardaí [police officers] and a bar worker after he was arrested following a night out […]

Gary Kushner, Florida Psychiatrist, Sentenced to 12 Years – $50 million Fraud – Examinations Lasted Only Minutes

The United States Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, March 15, 2013 Medical Director for Miami-Based Health Care Clinic Sentenced to 144 Months in Prison for Role in $50 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme A former medical director for Biscayne Milieu, a Miami-based mental-health clinic, was sentenced today to serve 144 […]

William Ellien, Georgia Psychiatrist, faces up to 20 years in prison and $1 Million fine — Preyed on vulnerable women

WSAV Savannah Psychiatrist Pleads Guilty to Trading Drug Prescriptions for Sex By JoAnn Merrigan March 22, 2013 A Savannah psychiatrist has pled guilty in federal court to felony charges of distributing drugs to his customers without a legitimate medical purpose. 57 year old William Ellien made his plea before U.S. District Judge William Moore, Jr. […]

Lois Farquharson, 88-year-old Psychiatrist Wants out of Prison

PENNLIVE No immediate decision on former Philadelphia psychiatrist’s bid for release from prison By Charles Thompson December 06, 2013 The State Board of Pardons made no immediate decision Friday on a former Philadelphia psychiatrist’s bid for commutation of a life sentence without parole for her role in the 1971 murder of a colleague at the […]

Edmundo Chirinos, Venezuelan psychiatrist, “treated Hugo Chávez and ended up in jail for murdering and raping his patients”

aldianews.com ‘Blood on the Couch,’ the history of Chávez’s killer psychiatrist By Andrea Rodés August 07, 2018 The Venezuelan diaspora in Miami doesn’t need to be reminded who Hugo Chavez was, but perhaps members of the population never heard of Edmundo Chirinos, a psychiatrist who treated Hugo Chávez and ended up in jail for murdering […]

Edward Hallowell, Mass. Psychiatrist, “Expert on ADHD”, charged with grabbing butt

WCVB Edward Hallowell, noted psychiatrist, charged with indecent assault Hallowell a specialist in ADD, ADHD May 11, 2015 WALTHAM, Mass. — A noted specialist in the fields of attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is facing charges related to the alleged groping of a woman. Dr. Edward M. Hallowell, who was in Waltham […]

Austin Psychiatrist Charles Fischer Imprisoned for 40 years – now sued for $1 Million

KXAN Ex-child psychiatrist in prison for sexual assault sued for $1 million January 24, 2017 AUSTIN (KXAN) – Dr. Charles Fischer was sentenced in November to 40 years in prison after being convicted of multiple charges of sexual assault of a child. Now, one of his victims has filed a lawsuit seeking $1 million in […]

Allan Khitab – Psychiatrist arrested again – long history of sexually abusing boys

DurhamRegion.com More sex abuse charges laid against former Cambridge hospital psychiatrist By Record Staff September 29, 2014 KITCHENER — A disgraced former Cambridge Memorial Hospital psychiatrist dogged for three decades by accusations of sexual abuse is facing another charge. Allan Khitab, 76, was arrested Friday and charged with sexual assault and sexual interference related to […]

Ontario Psychiatrist Stanley Dobrowolski brought shame to his “profession” – Imprisoned for sex assault on 16 people and voyeurism

THE CANADIAN PRESS Public reprimand for Ontario doctor who ‘brought shame to the profession’ through sexual abuse By Diana Mehta January 23, 2017 TORONTO — Ontario’s medical watchdog has issued a scathing reprimand against a psychiatrist who sexually abused multiple patients over more than a decade, saying the man brought shame to the profession. The […]