FRAUD

Kenneth Stanko, Shady Penn. Psychiatrist, Faces 30 years in the slammer

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Shadyside psychiatrist pleads guilty to drug distribution, fraud January 20, 2017 By Torsten Ove A Shadyside psychiatrist on Friday admitted that he distributed oxycodone to addicts for cash and submitted false claims for prescriptions to health insurance companies. Dr. Kenneth Stanko, 67, who had a practice on Shady Avenue, had been charged by […]

Florida Psychiatrist Elected to the 2016 Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame

Coalition Against Insurance Fraud 2016 Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame Doctor peddles $60 million of unneeded drugs to poor people By James Quiggle January 17, 2017 Mental illness made Dr. Fernando Mendez-Villamil rich and taxpayers that much poorer. The Miami psychiatrist spooned out epidemic levels of unneeded antipsychotic drugs to seniors in Medicare and lower-income […]

Japan to Punish 95 Psychiatrists for Illegally Obtaining Licenses – Many of the psychiatrists include heads of hospital psychiatric departments and owners of clinics

The Mainichi Ministry to punish 95 doctors over illicit acquisition of designated psychiatrist’s licenses December 31, 2016 (Mainichi Japan) Japanese version The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare is expected to punish 95 doctors for illicitly obtaining and helping others obtain specially designated psychiatrist’s licenses, and temporarily suspend most of them from practicing medicine in […]

NY Psychiatrist Marshall Hubsher Disguised himself, Snuck into courthouse during his rape trial and tried to influence jurors

New York Post Doctor snuck into court to trick rape-trial jury: DA By Lia Eustachewich December 23, 2016 A perverted ex-shrink from Long Island wore a disguise to sneak into a courthouse and tape up bogus jury instructions in an effort to sway the panel deliberating on his fate at a rape trial, authorities said […]

Ohio Psychiatrist Sandra Vonderembse Gets the Slammer for Tax Evasion – falsely claimed to have no taxable income despite earning more than $240,000 each year

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Ohio FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, November 21, 2016 Psychiatrist sentenced to 18 months in prison for tax evasion A psychiatrist from Oregon, Ohio, was sentenced to serve 18 months in prison for tax evasion, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo, head of the […]

Duttala Obul Reddy, Illinois Psychiatrist, agreed to pay $908,000 to settle fraud charges

State Journal Register Springfield psychiatrist agrees to pay $908,000 to settle federal civil complaint November 8, 2016 By Dean Olsen A Springfield psychiatrist whose medical license was taken away by the state for ethical violations has agreed to pay the federal government $908,000 to settle allegations that he falsely billed Medicare and Medicaid. Duttala Obul […]

Japan revokes licenses of 89 psychiatrists on suspicion they fraudulently acquired their credentials

Japan Times Health ministry revokes licenses of 89 psychiatrists OCT 26, 2016 The health ministry on Wednesday revoked licenses for 89 mental health doctors on suspicion that they fraudulently acquired their credentials. Such a large number of mental health practitioners being subjected to scrutiny at one time is unprecedented. Health minister Yasuhisa Shiozaki took the […]

Richard Hauser, Iowa Psychiatrist, Guilty of Fraud, to be Sentenced Feb, 2017

WQAD Former Iowa psychiatrist pleads guilty to health care fraud October 19, 2016 By Sarah Tisinger NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa — A Grinnell, Iowa physician has pleaded guilty in federal court on two counts of health care fraud, says U.S. Attorney Kevin VanderSchel . Richard Hauser, 66, of North Liberty, submitted claims to Iowa Medicaid and […]

Anton Fry, Connecticut Psychiatrist, investigated for providing “services” to patients over the telephone

NewsTimes Danbury psychiatrist settles Medicare fraud allegations By Dirk Perrefort July 28, 2016 DANBURY — A local psychiatrist and his practice, the Comprehensive Psychiatric Care, have agreed to pay federal officials more than $36,000 to settle allegations of Medicare fraud. According to a statement released from the U.S. Justice Department, Dr. Anton Fry and CPC […]

Mendez-Villamil gets 12 years in the slammer – must repay $50 million

Miami Herald Miami psychiatrist, sent to prison for 12 years, must repay $50 million Psychiatrist pleaded guilty to federal charges, apologized for his crimes A Miami psychiatrist flooded Miami’s streets with anti-psychotic drugs as part of a scheme to defraud Medicare and Medicaid. By Daniel Change July 22, 2016 Suspended from the Medicaid and Medicare […]

Miami Psychiatrist Fernando Mendez-Villamil, accused of running one of the largest fake-prescription schemes in history

Miami New Times “National Symbol” of Prescription Fraud Pleads Guilty, Has 221-Piece Art Collection Seized By Jerry Iannelli July 20, 2016 Some criminals spend their dirty money on drugs. Others blow it on luxury cars, high-end escorts, or trips to obscure rich-people enclaves like Gstaad, Switzerland. Or, if you’re Dr. Fernando Mendez-Villamil, a man accused […]

Psychiatrist Ashwini Sabnis must pay $400,000 settlement for fraudulently billing government

Hartford Courant Psychiatrist To Pay $400,000 Settlement In False Claims Lawsuit By Nicholas Rondinone July 12, 2016 HARTFORD — A couple will pay a $400,000 settlement following a lawsuit from the state’s attorney general in which it was alleged they submitted false claims to the state’s Medicaid program. According to the attorney general’s office, Dr. […]

James Cowan, NJ Psychiatrist, allowed wife to write psych drug prescriptions

The Record Ridgewood psychiatrist accused of allowing wife to see patients, write prescriptions By Lindy Washburn July 1, 2016 A 72-year-old Ridgewood psychiatrist who practiced from his home office allowed his wife, a clinical social worker, to see patients and write prescriptions he had signed in advance while he was too sick to work and […]

Oklahoma Denies License to Convicted Felon Psychiatrist, Amar Nath Bhandary

The Oklahoman Medical board denies Oklahoma City psychiatrist’s request for license renewal by Jaclyn Cosgrove May 13, 2016 A request by Dr. Amar Nath Bhandary, an Oklahoma City psychiatrist, to have his medical license reinstated was denied Thursday by the state medical board. The state medical board Thursday denied the request for medical license reinstatement […]

Psychiatrist Nawshad Suleman, England – Sentenced – Fraud

Learnington Observer Disgraced doctor defrauded NHS out of £16,000 by Leamington Editorial May 12, 2016 A PSYCHIATRIST defrauded the NHS out of £16,000 by doing private work while he was supposedly off sick – and by using a Warwick hospital’s facilities to see his private patients. Dr Nawshad Suleman, who was based at St Michael’s […]