Lee Hartman, Texas Psychiatrist, Injected Prison Inmates with LSD

Texas Tribune My grandfather was a death row doctor. He tested psychedelic drugs on Texas inmates. An Austin-based writer’s quest to learn his grandfather’s story leads to death row — and a little-known series of experiments that involved giving hallucinogens to inmates in the early 1960s. By Ben Hartman July 5, 2017 Editor’s note: In […]

Riaz Mazcuri, Psychiatrist, Licensed in Florida & Texas – Convicted in $158 Million Fraud

23 years ago Mazcuri was on the Florida Attorney General’s radar. The AG received complaints about an Orlando psychiatric hospital, University Behavioral Center where Mazcuri was the psychiatrist. Former patients said they were led to believe they had signed up for a free trip to a health spa! And then held against their will! Now, […]

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 […]

Austin Psychiatrist Charles Fischer gets 40 years for sexual assault of a child

KXAN Ex-child psychiatrist gets 40 years for sexual assault of a child By Brittany Glas November 17, 2016 AUSTIN (KXAN) — Dr. Charles Fischer was found guilty on multiple charges of sexual assault of a child, Wednesday afternoon. Thursday, he was sentenced to 40 years in prison. Fischer, 64, was also found guilty of indecency […]

Austin Child Psychiatrist Charles Fischer faces two separate criminal sex cases this week

Austin American Statesman Abuse trial of state psychiatrist Dr. Charles Fischer draws to a close By Ryan Autullo  November 13, 2016 Dr. Charles Fischer’s sexual abuse trial is coming to an end after three full weeks of evidence about the child psychiatrist. Both sides will give closing arguments on Monday or Tuesday, recapping testimony […]

Charles Fischer, Austin Psychiatrist, faces up to 11 accusers in child sex abuse trial

Austin American-Statesman Ex-state psychiatrist faces up to 11 accusers in child sex abuse trial By Ryan Autullo October 23, 2016 Prosecutors could call as many as 11 witnesses who say they were sexually abused by former state psychiatrist Dr. Charles Fischer in a long-awaited trial that is expected to start with opening statements Tuesday. Travis […]

Sharon Iglehart, Houston Psychiatrist, Gets 12 years in the Slammer for Medicare fraud – also ordered to pay $6,363,528.82

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, April 1, 2016 Houston Psychiatrist Sentenced to 144 Months in Prison for Role in $158 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme A Houston psychiatrist was sentenced today to 144 months in prison for her role in a $158 million Medicare fraud scheme involving false claims for […]

Charles Fischer, Austin Psychiatrist, Criminal Case Drags On – Frustrating Victims – nine patients accused him of having sex with them in psychiatric facilities

American-Statesman As psychiatrist’s abuse case drags, accuser expresses frustration By Andrea Ball and Eric Dexheimer Dec. 19, 2015  For Ruben Macias, the memories arrive at unexpected moments. “Sometimes certain smells will trigger it,” he said. “When I close my eyes, I replay the whole scene.” A decade later, the episode still unfolds in his […]

Texas Psychiatrist Robert Gross faces up to 10 years in federal prison for health care fraud – Prosecutors in Amarillo on Tuesday announced Gross pleaded guilty to health care fraud related to a scheme involving Medicare and Medicaid

ABC 13 West Texas psychiatrist faces up to 10 years for fraud September 29, 2015 AMARILLO, TX — A West Texas psychiatrist faces up to 10 years in federal prison for health care fraud related to medical services never provided. Dr. Robert Hadley Gross of San Angelo could also be required to repay more than […]

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 […]

Sharon Iglehart, Houston Psychiatrist, will stand trial this month in $160 Million Criminal Fraud case

Houston Chronicle Riverside psychiatrist pleads not guilty in Medicare scheme By Cindy George August 2, 2015 A Houston psychiatrist who was indicted separately in the Riverside General Hospital $160 million Medicare billing fraud scheme pleaded not guilty on Friday and intends to stand trial in August. Dr. Sharon Iglehart is accused of one federal conspiracy […]

Abbie Ewell, Dallas psychiatrist, arrested for assault, psych license suspended “poses a continuing threat to public welfare”

PUBLIC RECORDS April 22, 2015 – Assault – Dallas County Felony and Misdemeanor Courts Case Information May 8, 2015 Letter to Abbie Ewell from Texas Medical Board June 2, 2015 – Order of Temporary Suspension June 2, 2015 Press Release, Texas Medical Board August 28, 2015 – Order Granting Termination of Suspension October 14, 2015 […]

Lisa Perdue, Texas psychiatrist resigns from Terrell State Psych Hospital, after confronted with disciplinary action for taking $615,525 from drug company – Forbidden by state health code

Texas Tribune Terrell State Psychiatrists Resign After Accusations by Ryan McCrimmon April 17, 2015 Two psychiatrists at Terrell State Hospital resigned this week after being told they would face disciplinary action for accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from a pharmaceutical company to promote the drug Seroquel, according to the Texas Department of State Health […]

Texas Okays Psychiatrist Sex with Patients – Charges only $5,000

Texas Medical Board April 10, 2015 ON APRIL 10, 2015, THE BOARD AND FERMIN BRIONES, JR., M.D., ENTERED INTO AN AGREED ORDER PUBLICLY REPRIMANDING DR. BRIONES AND REQUIRING HIM TO WITHIN 30 DAYS UNDERGO AN INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EVALUATION AND FOLLOW ALL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CARE AND TREATMENT; WITHIN ONE YEAR AND THREE ATTEMPTS PASS THE MEDICAL […]

Anthony Claxton, Texas Psychiatrist, Scheduled to retire in 76 days, But Resigns instead to avoid facing Disciplinary Charges for accepting $231,000 from Drug Company

Texas Tribune Terrell State Psychiatrists Resign After Accusations by Ryan McCrimmon April 17, 2015 Two psychiatrists at Terrell State Hospital resigned this week after being told they would face disciplinary action for accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from a pharmaceutical company to promote the drug Seroquel, according to the Texas Department of State Health […]