Francesco Di Leo

The Washington Post
Psychiatrist’s Patient Granted $ 700,000 in Md.
October 1, 1989

— Excerpt

A Circuit Court jury in Baltimore has awarded $700,000 in damages to a woman who was fondled and given hallucinogenic drugs by a psychiatrist who said the practice was a new form of therapy.

The Maryland Board of Physician Quality Assurance temporarily suspended Francesco Di Leo’s license in July 1987, after finding him guilty of immoral conduct and incompetence in the case. Authorities also found that Di Leo was taking hallucinogens…