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  • Psychiatrist Nasreen Roberts

Nasreen Roberts, Canadian Child Psychiatrist, facing charges of sexual assault

Whig Standard Kingston child, youth psychiatrist charged by RCMP with historical sex assault, exploitation By Steph Crosier May 06, 2021 Psychiatrist Nasreen Roberts A local child and youth psychiatrist is facing charges of sexual assault and sexual exploitation for crimes Alberta RCMP claim occurred in the early 1990s. The RCMP charged Dr. Nasreen Roberts with the two criminal offences at the end of February 2020, Const. Chantelle Kelly said. Her first appearance was a few days later on March 4, 2020. The RCMP allege the crimes were committed in or around the area of Banff, Alta., between Sept. 1, [...]

Egyptian Psychiatrist accused of kidnapping six minor girls

Ahram online Egypt's Prosecution refers doctor and wife to court for kidnapping and sexually assaulting six girls Prosecution also found that the defendant published a booklet claiming that he has an academic degree which he in fact did not hold El-Sayed Gamal El-Din April 13, 2021 Egypt’s Prosecution referred on Tuesday a doctor and his wife to criminal court for kidnapping six minor girls and sexually assaulting them in his private residence and clinic. The prosecution accused the Doctor and his wife of kidnapping six minor girls, taking advantage of their young age and luring them to his house and [...]

  • Psychiatrist Susannah Tung

Susannah Tung, psychiatrist (NY & Conn) disciplined for Excessive Drinking

ctwatchdog.com State Disciplines Psychiatrist For Improper Prescription Monitoring, Excessive Drinking By Lisa Backus April 22, 2021 Psychiatrist Susannah Tung The Medical Examining Board issued this week a four-year probationary period to a psychiatrist who is accused of excessive drinking and failing to follow state law on utilizing Connecticut’s prescription monitoring program. Department of Public Health (DPH) investigators determined that Dr. Susannah Tung, a psychiatrist, who runs a private practice while also working for the state Department of Correction (DOC), abused alcohol to excess at least twice; on Oct. 11 2017 and Feb. 20, 2020. The board, in addition to [...]

Psychiatrist Manoj Bhargava sued in class action lawsuit

The Brunswickan Fredericton Law Firm Files Class-Action Lawsuit Against UNB, Former University Psychiatrist By Taylor Chalker April 19, 2021 Fredericton psychiatrist Manoj Bharjava On April 12 a Fredericton law firm filed a class-action lawsuit against Dr. Manoj Bhargava, formerly employed at the UNB Student Health Center, and UNB, on behalf of plaintiff Morgan Jean Wilcox. In November of last year, the College of Physicians and Surgeons suspended Bhargava’s license after receiving several complaints about him. Dr. Ed. Schollenberg, registrar at the College, explained that they had received multiple complaints about Bhargava, with some coming in as recently as April [...]

  • Former Sudbury psychiatrist

Allan Seltzer, Sudbury Psychiatrist, sentenced – sexually assaulted a female patient

The Sault Star Psychiatrist ‘damaged’ client By Harold Carmichael April 21, 2021 Former Sudbury psychiatrist A Greater Sudbury man who sexually assaulted a female patient in 2015 while he was practising psychiatry — even though he was not registered to do so — has been given a one-year conditional sentence. “I strongly dislike the joint (sentencing) submission put before me,” said Ontario Court Justice Heather-Ann Mendes Monday as she issued the sentence along with a two-year probation order, DNA order, ordered that Allan Seltzer be listed on the national sex offenders’ registry for 10 years, and a five-year weapons [...]

  • Psychiatrist Isaac Herschkopf

Isaac Herschkopf, NY, “Celebrity Psychiatrist” license revoked

Page Six Gwyneth Paltrow, Courtney Love’s shrink has medical license revoked By Doree Lewak April 17, 2021 It’s a wrap for this shrink. Psychiatrist Isaac Herschkopf Isaac “Ike” Herschkopf, a psychiatrist who reportedly treated Gwyneth Paltrow and Courtney Love — and who was accused of preying on wealthy patients — has had his medical license revoked by the state Department of Health. He was at the center of the 2019 podcast, “The Shrink Next Door,” which exposed the doctor as an opportunist who convinced clients to deed their homes and leave their fortunes to him. He was also accused [...]

  • Psychiatrist Joy Siegrist

Joy Siegrist, Florida, NY and Calif. Psychiatrist in trouble

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  • Psychiatrist Manoj Bhargava

Manoj Bhargava, Psychiatrist at University of New Brunswick’s Student Health Centre, accused of inappropriate sexual touching

CBC UNB faces class-action lawsuit for 'systemic failure' to protect students from alleged sexual assault Psychiatrist at student health centre is accused of inappropriate sexual touching Hadeel Ibrahim · CBC News · Posted: Apr 12, 2021 6:10 PM AT | Last Updated: 3 hours ago Psychiatrist Manoj Bhargava Psychiatrist Dr. Manoj Bhargava was working part time at the University of New Brunswick's Student Health Centre and is named alongside the university in the class-action application. (Maria Jose Burgos/CBC) This story has been updated with an explanation for why the plaintiff's name is being reported. A Fredericton law firm has [...]

  • Psychiatrist Marcello Grasso

Marcello Grasso, Italian psychiatrist, “arrested on suspicion of raping a female patient”

ansa.it Ex Senate Speaker's psychiatrist sibling allegedly raped patient April 8, 2021 Psychiatrist Marcello Grasso (ANSA) - PALERMO, APR 8 - The psychiatrist brother of former national anti-mafia prosecutor and ex-Senate Speaker Pietro Grasso has been arrested on suspicion of raping a female patient, sources said Thursday. Marcello Grasso, 70, has been charged with sexual violence. The patient says she was abused after putting on a burlesque costume for one of Grasso's sessions of theatre-based therapy. Police installed a hidden camera in Grasso's studio after the patient filed her complaint. His lawyer said his client had worked for 40 [...]

Alexander Wootton, Glasgow Psychiatrist, struck off for lying

Glasgow Times March 26, 2021 Alexander Wootton: Glasgow doctor struck off for lying about probe into performance By Jack Haugh A DOCTOR has been struck off for lying about an investigation into his performance. Alexander Wootton repeatedly failed to disclose a probe while working as a consultant psychiatrist in Glasgow’s health board. The learning disability specialist was hauled in front of a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) trial earlier this month and removed from the Medical Register to “protect confidence” in the profession. Wootton first came to the attention of the General Medical Council (GMC) in April 2018 after NHS [...]

Psychiatrist Bandy X. Lee fired by Yale

New York Times A Yale Psychiatrist’s Tweet About Dershowitz, Her Dismissal, and a Lawsuit By Mihir Zaveri March 26, 2021 In July 2019, Alan M. Dershowitz, the lawyer who defended President Donald J. Trump during Mr. Trump’s first impeachment trial, said in an interview that he had a “perfect sex life” with his wife. Mr. Dershowitz’s phrasing — in response to questions about his connections to the accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein — drew headlines at the time. The comments also prompted Bandy X. Lee, then a psychiatrist at Yale University who had questioned Mr. Trump’s mental fitness and his [...]

  • Psychiatrist Bandy Lee

Yale Psych Bandy Lee fired

New York Post Yale psychiatrist says she was fired for calling Trump and supporters mentally ill By Lee Brown March 25, 2021 A high-profile psychiatrist says she was fired by Yale University after repeatedly calling then-President Trump and his supporters mentally ill — and is now suing the college for unlawful termination. Dr. Bandy Lee — who has been an analyst on CNN and written op-eds for the New York Times — was let go last May after being accused of “recklessness” and a “serious violation” of professional ethics, according to court papers. Lee had been a constant alarmist over [...]

  • Psych Prabakar Rajan Thomas

Psych Prabakar Rajan Thomas loses license for sexual assault

news.com.au Psychiatrist disqualified for five years for sexually assaulting ‘very vulnerable’ patient By Melissa Iaria March 18, 2021 Psych Prabakar Rajan Thomas A psychiatrist has been disqualified for five years for sexually assaulting a vulnerable patient and showing her pornography when she told him medication had reduced her sex drive. Prabakar Rajan Thomas, now 71, was also reprimanded by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal for his assault on the woman, then aged 44. The patient, known as Ms AB, was referred to the Melbourne doctor in 2011 for treatment of bipolar and began attending regular appointments. When she [...]

  • Psychiatrist Bandy Lee

Psychiatrist Bandy Lee Fired from Harvard

Yale News Former professor says Yale fired her over tweet on Trump, Dershowitz Madison Hahamy & Beatriz Horta March 23, 2021 Psychiatrist Bandy Lee Bandy Lee MED ’94 DIV ’95, a formerly Yale-affiliated faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry in School of Medicine, filed a complaint against the University on Monday alleging “unlawful termination… due to her exercise of free speech about the dangers of Donald Trump’s presidency.” University spokesperson Karen Peart declined to comment on the specifics of the case. Yale was the only named defendant. Lee’s complaint alleges that Yale fired her in response to a [...]

Uzma Ehtesham, Virginia psychiatrist

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Virginia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Wise Psychiatrist Sentenced For Federal Health Care Fraud ABINGDON, Va.- Uzma Ehtesham, a Wise, Virginia psychiatrist who defrauded Virginia Medicaid and Medicare by fraudulently billing these programs for services not performed, was sentenced yesterday to two years’ probation, six months of which must be spent on home detention, Acting United States Attorney Daniel P. Bubar and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced today. Ehtesham, 52, pleaded guilty in November 2020 to a one-count Information charging her with health care fraud. “Eradicating health care [...]

  • Psychiatrist Peter Steiner

Psychiatrist Peter Steiner, Louisville, Sentenced to 5 years

Psychiatrist Peter Steiner Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Kentucky FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2021 Louisville Physician Sentenced To 5 Years In Federal Prison For Unlawfully Distributing And Dispensing Controlled Substances LOUISVILLE, Ky. – United States District Court Judge David J. Hale sentenced Louisville physician Peter Steiner to 60 months’ imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release for knowingly and intentionally distributing and dispensing Schedule II, Schedule III and Schedule IV controlled substances without any legitimate medical purpose and outside the course of professional medical practice, announced Acting United States Attorney [...]

  • Raymond Pierre-Paul

Raymond Pierre-Paul, NY Psychiatrist, sentenced for fraud

OIG Office of the Inspector General Social Security Administration NEW YORK PSYCHIATRIST SENTENCED FOR DISABILITY FRAUD FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2021 The Inspector General for the Social Security Administration (SSA), Gail S. Ennis, today announced the sentencing of Dr. Raymond Pierre Paul, a psychiatrist practicing in Nassau County, New York. Dr. Pierre Paul helped facilitate a major Social Security disability fraud scheme that involved hundreds of individuals, many of them police officers and firefighters, some of whom feigned disabilities stemming from the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Dr. Pierre Paul cooperated with the investigation, and pleaded guilty to [...]

  • Child Psychiatrist Adrian Marsden

Child psychiatrist Adrian Marsden – caught with more than 2,000 indecent images of children

Daily Echo Child psychiatrist struck off after indecent image crimes Child psychiatrist Adrian Marsden A CHILD psychiatrist has been struck off after he was caught with more than 2,000 indecent images of children which he claimed he viewed to help him ease stress. Doctor Adrian Marsden's child porn collection was built over 10 years until he was found out when an amateur dramatics coach helped him download a smartphone app to learn his lines. The NHS children's mental health specialist, who collected images of kids as young as eight, admitted he had a fetish and claimed he looked at [...]

  • North shore psychiatrist Jonathan Smithson

Psychiatrist Jonathan Smithson uses ‘poppyseed defence’

Sydney Morning Herald Psychiatrist cleared after ‘poppyseed defence’ to positive drug tests By Michael Koziol February 14, 2021 North shore psychiatrist Jonathan Smithson A north shore psychiatrist and former heroin addict who blamed positive drug tests on poppyseeds he ate at restaurants has had his registration to practise medicine restored. Dr Jonathan Smithson, who had been working as a relief registrar at Royal North Shore Hospital, was suspended by the Medical Council of NSW last year after several positive drug tests. The psychiatrist had a troubled history of drug use, including 17 years of opioid addiction (mostly to heroin) [...]

  • Retired psychiatrist

Retired psychiatrist faces multiple counts of harrassment

KUAM Retired psychiatrist faces multiple counts of harrassment By Adriana Cotero February 9, 2021 The Superior Court of Guam has found probable cause to charge retired psychiatrist Dr. Abner Pasatiempo with seven counts of both official misconduct and harassment. Dr. Pasatiempo was an employee with the Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center until December 13, 2019, the date he resigned. A magistrate complaint charges the doctor with seven counts of official misconduct and seven counts of harassment. According to the complaint, the alleged offenses occurred at appointments or sessions with clients between March 2018 and December 2019, while the defendant [...]

  • Former GovGuam psychiatrist

Former GovGuam psychiatrist charged

Pacific Daily News Former GovGuam psychiatrist charged, accused of harassment By Jerick Sablan February 8, 2021 A local judge found probable cause for criminal charges of official misconduct and harassment against former Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness psychiatrist Dr. Abner Pasatiempo on Monday. Last week, the Office of the Attorney General lodged a criminal complaint against Pasatiempo, but details of the complaint couldn't be released until the court decided there was probable cause. A summons has been issued to Pasatiempo and his next court hearing is on March 5 before Judge Bejamin Sison Jr, according to a release from the [...]

  • Tony Tsitos

Tony Tsitos, 50 years as a psychiatrist, busted for child porn

Florida Times-Union St. Augustine man charged in child-porn case is well-known Virginia psychiatrist Tony Tsitos gained notoriety treating 'Three Faces of Eve' patient By Emily Bloch February 5, 2021 Psychiatrist Tony Tsitos The St. Augustine man charged Thursday with 15 counts of possession of child pornography is a well-known psychiatrist associated with treating the woman who inspired the Oscar-winning film "The Three Faces of Eve," records show. Tony Anastasios Tsitos, who practiced adult and child psychiatry for more than 50 years in Virginia, was arrested after police said they found thousands of sexual images of children — including some [...]

  • Former Guam psychiatrist

Former Guam psychiatrist – criminal complaint

Guam Daily Post AG files complaint against former Guam psychiatrist By John O'Connor The Office of the Attorney General has announced that a criminal complaint has been filed against former Guam psychiatrist Dr. Abner Pasatiempo for seven counts of official misconduct and seven counts of harassment. "The court will now review the complaint to decide whether the charges are supported by probable cause. If so, the court will issue a summons and schedule a hearing. Details surrounding the complaint will be released if the court decides there is probable cause," the AG's office stated. Pasatiempo is seeking a resolution to [...]

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  • Dr. Abner Pasatiempo

Dr. Abner Pasatiempo faces criminal complaint

Pacific Daily News AG lodges criminal complaint against Dr. Abner Pasatiempo By Jerick Sablan February 5, 2021 The Office of the Attorney General has lodged a criminal complaint against a former Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness psychiatrist accused of inappropriate sexual conduct with patients, according to a news release from the AG's office. The complaint against Dr. Abner Pasatiempo involves seven counts of official misconduct and seven counts of harassment. The court will review the complaint to decide whether the charges are supported by probable cause. If so, the court will issue a summons and schedule a hearing. Details surrounding [...]

  • Former Sudbury psychiatrist

Former Sudbury psychiatrist facing more charges

The Sudbury Star Former Sudbury psychiatrist facing more charges By Harold Carmichael January 25, 2021 Former Sudbury psychiatrist A Sudbury man accused of practising psychiatry illegally and who sexually assaulted a female patient is facing more charges. Allan Seltzer, 69, is facing new charges of assault and fraud – both having allegedly occurred in 2015. He will return to court on Feb. 17 to answer to those charges. Seltzer will then be sentenced on April 7 to the charge he pleaded guilty to almost a year ago. After pleading guilty, he later indicated he wanted to have the charge [...]