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, […]

Robert Sack, Maryland Psychiatrist, surrendered license – “romantic relationship” with a former patient

USA TODAY NETWORK Doctors who surrender medical license in one state still practice in others More than 250 doctors who surrendered a medical license were able to practice in another state, an investigation by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, USA TODAY and MedPage Today found. By John Fauber and Matt Wynn November 30, 2018 —Excerpt Secretive […]


ABC 6 Action News (WPVI) February 21, 2014 DOYLESTOWN, Pa. Prosecutors have filed additional charges against a Doylestown psychiatrist already accused of inappropriately touching three women who came to his office for help. The Bucks County district attorney’s office said five more women informed authorities that 42-year-old Dr. Basem Shlewiet fondled them in his Doylestown […]

Jopindar Harika, Penn. Psychiatrist, previously convicted of bogus billings, now charged with writing prescriptions while suspended

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Monroeville psychiatrist charged with continuing to work while under suspension By Torsten Ove February 5, 2015 A Monroeville psychiatrist with a felony conviction for bogus billings in the 1990s has been charged again with writing prescriptions and seeing hundreds of patients in the eastern part of the state while under suspension in the […]

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 […]

Psych David W. Daley – Charged in Prescription Drug Ring

The Morning Call Former Lehigh County doctor charged in prescription drug ring David Daley, who practiced in Fogelsville, is charged in prescription drug ring. By Patrick Lester January 24, 2013 A former Fogelsville psychiatrist has been charged in connection with a prescription drug ring that involved several people who used fraudulent prescriptions in multiple Pennsylvania […]

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

John Theroux, Pennsylvania Psychiatrist, arrested for stockpiling Child Porn

Citizens’ Voice Child psychiatrist arrested on child porn charges By Bob Kalinowski September 8, 2011 A local child psychiatrist is accused of stockpiling hundreds of images of child pornography, admitting to investigators he is “addicted to teen images for arousal,” according to charges filed Wednesday. Dr. John Francis Theroux worked as a child psychiatrist at […]

Squirrel Hill Psychiatrist Kenneth Stanko gets the slammer on drug charges

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Pennsylvania FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, August 11, 2017 Pittsburgh Psychiatrist Sentenced to Prison for Health Care Fraud, Illegally Distributing Oxycodone PITTSBURGH- A Squirrel Hill psychiatrist has been sentenced in federal court to a year and a day in prison, followed by three years of supervised release […]

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 […]

NJ Psychiatrist Clarence Verdell, Indicted For Illegally Selling Drugs

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Pennsylvania FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Fourth Suboxone Doctor And Office Manager Indicted For Illegally Selling Prescriptions Of Suboxone And Klonopin PHILADELPHIA – An indictment was filed today charging a doctor and his office manager in a scheme to sell commonly abused prescription drugs […]

Clarence Verdell, Philadelphia Psychiatrist, Suspended by State, says stories like his have a chilling effect on psychiatrists

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette OVERDOSED special report Suboxone doctor drew DEA search By Rich Lord May 23, 2016 Though charged with no crime, Clarence R. Verdell, M.D., had to halt his 28-year work as a psychiatrist serving hard-pressed Philadelphia neighborhoods after a Drug Enforcement Administration search focused on his prescribing to addicts. The search led the state […]

Satyendra Diwan, Sleazebag Penn. Psychiatrist Exposed

Fox 29 FOX 29 Investigates: Delco Psychiatrist Sex Abuse Claims A psychiatrist accused of groping, kissing, even exposing himself to patients, gives up his license. But now says he was pressured into admitting things he didn’t do. This, as others step forward. NOTE: We want to caution you about some of the content. By Jeff […]

Jopinder Harika, Penn. Psychiatrist, has until the end of the week to report to prison – Medicaid Fraud

Reading Eagle Judge orders psychiatrist to Berks County Prison By Stephanie Weaver April 5, 2016 READING, PA – After failing to show up for his sentencing hearing three times, a psychiatrist convicted of committing fraud in Berks has until the end of the week to report to Berks County Prison. Senior Judge Scott D. Keller […]

Penn. psychiatrist Basem Shlewiet must stay in prison 7 to 17 years – failed to convince appeals court to overturn his conviction for molesting seven of his female patients (including one teenager) – Judge says he showed no remorse Psychiatrist convicted of molesting 7 female patients can’t escape 7- to 17-year jail term By Matt Miller March 31, 2016 A Pennsylvania psychiatrist who was convicted of molesting seven of his female patients failed to convince a state appeals court panel to overturn his 7- to 17-year prison term Thursday. Despite Dr. Basem Shlewiet’s […]

Jopinda Harika, Penn. Psychiatrist, pleads guilty to Medicaid Fraud – Sentencing in October

Reading Eagle Psychiatrist who practiced in Reading admits he committed Medicaid fraud September 11, 2015 An Allegheny County psychiatrist who practiced in Reading pleaded guilty Thursday to committing Medicaid fraud and practicing and writing prescriptions while his medical license was suspended. Dr. Jopinda R. Harika, 62, of Monroeville entered an open guilty plea before Judge […]

Gregg Gorton, Veterans Affairs psychiatrist, tells Veteran to “off yourself” in Facebook post

The Washington Times VA psychiatrist tells Facebook user to ‘off yourself’ By Jacqueline Klimas July 28, 2015 A Veterans Affairs psychiatrist allegedly told an online user to “off yourself” over a stance on gun control in a Facebook comment thread, according to an image shared online. A photo posted to Imgur on Monday night shows […]

Michael Kessler, Penn. psychiatrist, hauled off to prison for child sex crimes

Pocono Record UNLAWFUL CONTACT WITH MINOR Cresco ex-psychiatrist caught ‘grooming’ boy on Facebook sentenced By Andrew Scott July 11, 2015 A Monroe County mother’s protective vigilance in monitoring her son’s Facebook account is what likely spared him from being victimized by someone she and her family had known and trusted. “You messed with the wrong […]

Jailhouse psychiatrist Charolette Hoffman, fired for not following jail’s simple anti-contraband policy

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Contraband found 3 times on fired Allegheny County jail psychiatrist By Aaron Aupperlee March 26, 2015 Allegheny County Jail guards caught the jail’s psychiatrist trying to bring in cigarettes, lighters, matches and scissors before she lost her job this month. Warden Orlando Harper revoked Charolette Hoffman’s security clearances on March 4, the same […]

Charolette Hoffman, Penn. Psychiatrist, Loses Security Clearance at Jail Job – Officials mum on why

In 2011 her private psychiatry office shut down. “It’s a dream that’s come to an end,” Charolette Hoffman, 64. “No matter what we do, we can’t really make it financially. You can’t sell a practice that’s not making money.” Pittsburgh Business Times Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Allegheny County Jail psychiatrist loses security clearance March 6, 2015 By […]

PA psychiatrist Basem Shlewiet gets 7 – 17 years for Sex Crimes Against 7 Women

The Intelligencer Former Doylestown psychiatrist gets 7 to 17 years for sexual assault February 9, 2015 By Hayden Mitman A Doylestown-based psychiatrist will spend the next seven to 17 years in a state prison for having inappropriate contact with his patients. Dr. Basem Shlewiet, 43, of Buckingham, was sentenced Monday in Bucks County Court. He […]

Pennsylvania Psychiatrist Andrew Newton, Guilty in Small Potatoes Medicare Fraud Mount Carmel psychiatrist pleads guilty to Medicare fraud By Rob Wheary December 8, 2014 HARRISBURG – A Mount Carmel psychiatrist accused of fraudulently billing Medicare for psychotherapy sessions that didn’t happen pleaded guilty to the charges in federal court Nov. 25. Dr. Andrew Newton, 42, of Harrisburg, the owner-operator of the Newton Psychiatric Clinic, […]

Andrew Newton, Psychiatrist, Billed Medicare For “therapy” sessions while out of country

U.S. Attorneys Office Middle District of Pennsylvania Mt. Carmel Psychiatrist Charged With Health Care Fraud FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 14, 2014 The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, announced today that charges have been filed against Andrew Newton, a resident of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. According to United States Attorney, Peter Smith, Dr. […]

Convicted Pill Mill Psychiatrist David Daley Wanted by Police Pill mill doctor fails to show for sentencing in Lehigh County Court By Sarah Cassi November 12, 2014 Authorities are looking for a former Lehigh County psychiatrist convicted of repeatedly improperly prescribing medications to patients after the doctor failed to appear in court for sentencing Wednesday. Dr. David Daley, 59, was convicted by a […]

Video – Best Psychiatrist Mug Shot Contest?

ABC Action News Doylestown psychiatrist fondled 2 teen patients, 1 adult, DA says Friday, January 24, 2014 DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) – January 23, 2014 (WPVI) — A psychiatrist in Bucks County is charged with fondling 3 patients, including 2 teenage girls. The Bucks County district attorney’s office said 42-year-old Dr. Basem Shlewiet of Buckingham was […]

Jury Convicts Psychiatrist in Sex Case; Judge Revokes Bail and holds him in a state prison to receive a mental health evaluation

Courier Times Doylestown psychiatrist found guilty in sexual assaults of seven patients By Hayden Mitman October 14, 2014 A psychiatrist Tuesday was convicted of fondling seven of eight female patients at his practice in Doylestown. At the end of more than two hours of deliberations, a Bucks County jury found Dr. Basem Shlewiet guilty on […]

Psychiatrist Basem Shlewiet Feels Boobs to Check Blood Pressure

The Intelligencer Two women testify that they were molested by Doylestown psychiatrist By Hayden Mitman October 7, 2014 Two women testified in Bucks County Court on Tuesday that they were touched in an inappropriate sexual manner by their psychiatrist, who is currently on trial. The trial of Dr. Basem Shlewiet, 42, of Green Ridge Road […]

Basem Shlewiet, Psychiatrist; “Inappropriate touching”, Eight women and children to testify this week

Courier Times Jury selection to begin in trial of Buckingham psychiatrist charged with fondling patients October 7, 2014 By Hayden Mitman Jury selection is set to begin Tuesday in the Bucks County Courthouse in Doylestown for the trial of a Buckingham psychiatrist charged with fondling his patients, including seven women and a 17-year-old girl. Basem […]

Lehigh County Psychiatrist David Daley Convicted of Running Pill Mill – Currently in County Jail Former Lehigh County psychiatrist convicted of running pill mill By Sarah Cassi September 26, 2014 A former Lehigh County psychiatrist faces jail time after a jury found he repeatedly improperly prescribed medications to patients, some of whom are accused of being part of a prescription drug ring. Dr. David Daley’s trial began Sept. 16 […]

David Daley – Psychiatrist’s Criminal Trial Begins – Drug Charges, Fraud Trial begins for former Lehigh County psychiatrist accused of role in prescription drug ring By Sarah Cassi September 16, 2014 A former Lehigh County psychiatrist accused of being part of a prescription drug ring is having his day in court. Trial began today for Dr. David Daley, who practiced at 7729 Main St. in […]