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  • Psychiatrist Allan Seltzer

Allan Seltzer, Sudbury Psychiatrist, admits to sexually assaulting patient

Sudbury Star Sudbury court: Psychiatrist with no licence admits to sexually assaulting patient By Harold Carmichael February 18, 2020 Psychiatrist Allan Seltzer A Sudbury man who was practising psychiatry even though he was not registered to do so pleaded guilty to sexual assault following a relationship with a female patient. Allan Seltzer, 69, was scheduled to start a four-day Superior Court of Justice trial Tuesday on one sexual assault and three fraud charges arising from incidents in 2016. Instead, he pleaded guilty to the sexual assault charge. Since the court ordered a pre-sentence report, Seltzer, who acted [...]

  • Psychiatrist D. Ewen Cameron

Donald Ewen Cameron, Montreal Psychiatrist – his grueling experimentation funded by CIA

WBUR Endless Thread Returns With Special Investigative Series On April 3 March 13, 2020 Psychiatrist Donald Ewen Cameron Psychiatrist Dr. Donald Ewen Cameron led the Allan Memorial Institute, a psychiatric hospital in Montreal, in the 1950s and 60s. Cameron was at the top of his field at the time, leading both the American Psychiatric Association and the World Psychiatric Association. Little did the families whose loved ones were sent to Allan Memorial know that Cameron's patients would be subject to grueling experimentation involving long periods of induced sleep and heavy use of electroshock therapy and psychedelic drugs. [...]

  • Louisville Psychiatrist Peter Steiner

Louisville Psych Peter Steiner Pleads Guilty To Distributing Drugs Without A Medical Purpose

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Kentucky FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Louisville Psych Peter Steiner Louisville Psychiatrist Pleads Guilty To Distributing Controlled Substances Without A Medical Purpose LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Louisville psychiatrist Dr. Peter Steiner has pleaded guilty to intentionally distributing schedule II, III, and IV controlled substances, without any legitimate medical purpose and outside the course of professional medical practice, announced United States Attorney Russell Coleman. “This is a crystal clear example of the U.S. Attorney’s Office prosecuting a doctor turned drug dealer; not an attempt to insert itself into the [...]

  • Psychiatrist Francesco DiLeo

Psychiatrist Francesco DiLeo, Maryland, did hallucinogenic drugs with patients

  Quartz Psychedelic therapy has a sexual abuse problem By Olivia Goldhill March 3, 2020 ...Sexual abuse is an old problem in psychedelic therapy. The pattern was evident in the early 1980s, before the substance was made illegal as a schedule 1 drug in the United States. In cases well-known among psychedelic practitioners, two psychiatrists who gave their clients MDMA, Richard Ingrasci and Francesco DiLeo, were separately sued by former patients who accused them of abusive sexual behavior. Ingrasci allegedly told one patient that sexual contact would help cure her cancer, while DiLeo said that touching a patient was [...]

  • Richard Ingrasci - Psychiatrist

Richard Ingrasci, Mass. Psychiatrist, allegedly told patient “sexual contact was necessary to cure her cancer”

Quartz Psychedelic therapy has a sexual abuse problem By Olivia Goldhill March 3, 2020 Richard Ingrasci - Psychiatrist ...Sexual abuse is an old problem in psychedelic therapy. The pattern was evident in the early 1980s, before the substance was made illegal as a schedule 1 drug in the United States. In cases well-known among psychedelic practitioners, two psychiatrists who gave their clients MDMA, Richard Ingrasci and Francesco DiLeo, were separately sued by former patients who accused them of abusive sexual behavior. Ingrasci allegedly told one patient that sexual contact would help cure her cancer, while DiLeo said [...]

  • University of Iowa psychiatrist Scott Stuart

Iowa psychiatrist Scott Stuart didn’t report side business

The Gazette Audit: UI psychiatrist didn't report side business By Vanessa Miller March 04, 2020 IOWA CITY — A recently retired University of Iowa Health Care psychiatrist and part-owner of a private psychotherapy institute for years didn’t disclose the conflict and failed to properly report at least 1,024 hours of leave he took for reasons outside his UI obligations, a state audit requested by the university found. Scott Stuart, a professor in the UI Department of Psychiatry, told his supervisor Aug. 30 that after 28 years he was retiring and that his last day would be Aug. 31. The notice [...]

  • Scott Stuart - psychiatrist

Scott Stuart, Iowa Psychiatrist investigated

The Daily Iowan Emeritus psychiatry professor and former UIHC employee investigated Rachel Schilke March 5, 2020 Scott Stuart - psychiatrist State Auditor Rob Sand Wednesday released a report on an investigation into a University of Iowa psychiatry professor emeritus who he found did not report at least 1,024 hours in paid leave for non-university obligations while traveling. Professor Emeritus Dr. Scott Stuart failed to comply with the UI Conflict of Interest and Commitment Policy when Stuart did not disclose his ownership interest with the Interpersonal Psychotherapy Institute LLC. to the university, the report said. The investigation covered [...]

  • Anand Pandya - psychiatrist

Anand Pandya, NYC psychiatrist, busted for meth possession

New York Post NYC psychiatrist busted for meth possession fighting for his license By Dean Balsamini February 29, 2020 Anand Pandya - psychiatrist A New York City psychiatrist who treated victims and relatives after the 9/11 terror attacks is fighting for his medical license after being busted for trying to sneak a pound of methamphetamine past security checkpoints at Newark Airport. The California Medical Board is seeking to discipline Dr. Anand Pandya — formerly of Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles — for the Sept. 15, 2016 arrest, in which Customs officers said they found 16.3 ounces of [...]

  • Muhammad Arshad - Psychiatrist

Muhammad Arshad, Harvey Psychiatrist, Sentenced for Medicare Fraud

Muhammad Arshad - Psychiatrist   Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Louisiana FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Harvey Psychiatrist Sentenced In Scheme to Defraud Medicare by Soliciting and Receiving Kickback Payments for Medically Unnecessary Home Health Referrals NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that MUHAMMAD ARSHAD, age 64, a resident of Harvey, Louisiana, was sentenced on February 20, 2020 by U.S. District Judge Barry W. Ashe to three years’ probation, which includes 250 hours of community service, in connection with his guilty plea to conspiracy to commit health care fraud.  In [...]

  • Psychiatrist Richard Farmer

Psychiatrist Richard Farmer found guilty of distributing 1,200 painkillers

Washington Post A psychiatrist was found guilty of distributing 1,200 painkillers after opioid task force bust By Kim Bellware February 24, 2020 A Tennessee psychiatrist who prescribed more than 1,200 pills to three sisters in three years was found guilty in federal court Friday of distributing powerful opioid painkillers without a “legitimate medical purpose,” according to a statement from the Justice Department. The verdict against Richard Farmer, 83, marks the first conviction for a federal task force formed in 2018 to crack down on illegal opioid prescriptions in the Appalachian region amid the federal government’s sometimes-controversial effort to stem [...]

  • Selwyn Leeks - Psychiatrist

Selwyn Leeks, NZ Psychiatrist, Pressure is building on a police review

Newsroom Becroft adds pressure to police review By David Williams February 24, 2020 Selwyn Leeks - Psychiatrist Pressure is building on a police review of their file into Lake Alice psychiatrist Selwyn Leeks. The review was prompted by a landmark decision by the United Nations Committee against Torture, which demanded a prompt, impartial and independent investigation into allegations of abuse and torture at the notorious state psychiatric hospital, near Whanganui, in the 1970s. Leeks was the psychiatrist in charge of the child and adolescent unit. The abuse claims aren’t contested by New Zealand authorities, but the UN [...]

  • Psych Richard Farmer

Psych Richard Farmer, Memphis, Found Guilty of unlawfully distributing opioids

Psych Richard Farmer   Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, February 21, 2020 West Tennessee Psychiatrist Found Guilty of Unlawfully Distributing Opioids A federal jury found a west Tennessee doctor guilty today for unlawfully distributing opioids to purported patients and to others who were never his patients.  The defendant was charged in an April 2019 indictment as part of the first Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid (ARPO) Strike Force Takedown, and this was the first trial guilty verdict for the ARPO Strike Force.  Following an eight-day trial, Richard Farmer, M.D., 83, of Memphis, [...]

  • Psych Spiro Kassis

Psych Spiro Kassis, Penn, operated a “pill mill”, heading to federal prison

Philadelphia Inquirer A Montgomery County ‘pill mill’ doctor traded cash for opioids. Now he’s heading to federal prison. by Vinny Vella February 19, 2020 Psych Spiro Kassis A Montgomery County psychiatrist who traded cash for medically unnecessary opioid prescriptions is heading to federal prison. Spiro Y. Kassis, 66, was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison after pleading guilty to illegally distributing controlled substances, including the opiate painkiller Oxycodone. Separately,Kassis agreed to pay $1.4 million to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit and agreed to never again obtain a license for prescribing opioid medication. U.S. Attorney William [...]

  • Psych James Edwards

Psych James Edwards, Alabama, indicted in pill mill investigation

WTVM 87-count indictment handed down in federal pill mill case By Jennifer Horton February 18, 2020 Psych James Edwards MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - A federal grand jury has handed down a weighty superseding indictment in a pill mill investigation involving a Lee County psychiatrist. The indictment charges Dr. James Edwards with 87 counts of distribution of a controlled substance. Those charges represent 10 patients who received controlled substances outside the course of general medical care, according to the indictment. Court records indicate Edwards’s reportedly illegal prescribing practices date back to 2015, some of the patients listed in [...]

  • Psychiatrist Ewen Cameron

Ewen Cameron, UK psychiatrist – developed torture methods

The Sun 'WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME?' How a Brit doctor created CIA torture techniques with sick human experiments on mental patients By Dan Hall February 17,  2020 Psychiatrist Ewen Cameron Brian Turley stood with a black bag on his head, his fingers numb from supporting the weight of his whole body against a cold cell wall. He'd been made to stand in the agonising stress position in a Northern Irish interrogation centre for hours as deafening white noise was blasted at him — techniques designed to psychologically break him into revealing information. Brian was [...]

  • TV psychiatrist Keith Ablow

TV Psych Keith Ablow – office raided by DEA

Newsweek FORMER CELEBRITY PSYCHIATRIST KEITH ABLOW HAS OFFICE RAIDED BY DEA By Matt Keeley February 14, 2020 TV psych Keith Ablow Former celebrity psychiatrist and TV personality Keith Ablow's office was raided by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency on Thursday, however, he was not arrested nor charged with a crime. The DEA raid started at approximately 7 a.m. at Ablow's office in Newburyport, Massachusetts, and remained there until 1 p.m. Agents removed paperwork and computers, according to The Newburyport Daily News. The DEA has not revealed what agents were looking for, but told the paper it was [...]

Psych Roy Monsour, Ligonier Township, indicted in alleged drug conspiracy

Tribune-Review Ligonier Township physician indicted in alleged drug conspiracy By Renatta Signorini February 7, 2020 A Ligonier Township physician acquitted in July of child molestation charges was arraigned in federal court Thursday on allegations he unlawfully distributed two weight-loss drugs, according to court papers. Psychologist Dr. Roy C. Monsour, 65, appeared in federal court in Pittsburgh Thursday afternoon for an arraignment on a charge of conspiracy, according to court records. He is free on $10,000 unsecured bond. Monsour conspired to distribute phentermine hydrochloride, a weight-loss supplement, and diethylpropion, an appetite suppressant, between November 2017 and December 2019, according to [...]

  • ROY MONSOUR - psychiatrist

Psychiatrist Roy Monsour, PA, arrested – accused of inappropriately touching a child

Tribune-Review Ligonier Township physician charged with indecent assault of child By Renatta Signorini October 13, 2017 ROY MONSOUR - psychiatrist Police this week arrested a Ligonier Township physician on allegations that he inappropriately touched a child on multiple occasions while the pair watched “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” according to court papers. Dr. Roy C. Monsour, 63, is charged with indecent assault and related offenses in connection with incidents alleged to have occurred between 2009 and 2014. He is free on $100,000 unsecured bond. When reached by phone Friday, Monsour referred a reporter to his attorney, who could [...]

  • Roy Monsour

Roy Monsour, PA psychiatrist, indicted in drug case

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Ligonier psychiatrist indicted in drug conspiracy case By Torsten Ove February 7, 2020 A Ligonier doctor is under indictment in federal court on a felony conspiracy count related to the illegal distribution of two obesity treatment drugs from 2017 to 2019, and the U.S. attorney’s office has moved to seize his medical license. Dr. Roy Monsour, a psychiatrist in his mid 60s, appeared briefly Thursday before a U.S. magistrate judge to enter a not guilty plea. He was released on a $10,000 bond. A federal grand jury said Dr. Monsour, who has been practicing since 1987, conspired with [...]

  • Kamal Bijanpour - psychiatrist

Kamal Bijanpour, Long Beach Psychiatrist, arrested – illegal weapons parts and methamphetamine found at his home

CBS Los Angeles Southland Doctor Accused Of Illegally Importing Gun Parts February 10, 2020 Kamal Bijanpour - psychiatrist LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Southland psychiatrist has been accused of illegally importing parts that could be used to make guns more dangerous. Investigators said they found firearms, illegal weapons parts and methamphetamine at the home of Kamal Bijanpour — who remained in good standing with the medical board as of Monday night. “These are very serious charges,” Matthew Chan, special assistant to the U.S. Attorney, said. Bijanpour is a practicing psychiatrist with a private practice in Long Beach who [...]

  • Guam Psych Abner Pasatiempo

Guam Psych Abner Pasatiempo under investigation – Six complaints alleging inappropriate sexual conduct

Pacific Daily News AG investigating former Behavioral Health psychiatrist By Jerick Sablan February 8, 2020 Guam Psych Abner Pasatiempo The Office of Attorney General is conducting an investigation into allegations against Dr. Abner Pasatiempo, a former Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center psychiatrist, spokeswoman Carlina Charfauros said. The AG's office expects to conclude the investigation soon, she said. Six complaints were filed against Pasatiempo in December, alleging inappropriate sexual conduct by patients. Behavioral Health Director Theresa Arriola said Pasatiempo was immediately suspended from his duties when she received the complaints. The complaints also were submitted to the Guam [...]

  • Russell McGregor - psychiatrist

Russell McGregor, Sydney Psychiatrist, struck off for ‘bizarre’ rants

Australian Associated Press Psychiatrist struck off for posting 'bizarre' QAnon conspiracy theories February 6, 2020 Russell McGregor - psychiatrist A Sydney psychiatrist who posted “bizarre” alt-right conspiracy theories he claimed were the directives of US President Donald Trump to his practice’s official website has been struck off the medical register. The Dee Why doctor Russell Everard McGregor claimed Trump had taped evidence of a global Satanist paedophile network, that 9/11 was faked, and that the ABC was part of an international deep state network covering up the crimes of the elite. Many of the 300-plus posts from 2018 [...]

  • Offutt Air Force Base

Air Force Psychiatrist court-martialed but continues to practice privately

Fox 46 Military sexual assault, rape victims blocked from justice February 4, 2020 They put their lives on the line for us but who’s protecting them? Sgt. Sherry Futch joined the Army in 2005 at the height of the Iraq war. The Charlotte native felt it was her patriotic duty to put on the uniform. “I wanted to serve my country,” said Futch. “I wanted to honor my country.” Futch was stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state where, in 2011, she alleges she was sexually harassed, repeatedly, by one of her superiors. “He appeared to be either rubbing [...]

  • Malikayil Skaria Alexander

Malikayil Skaria Alexander, UK Psychiatrist, Under Investigation

Evening Post Consultant psychiatrist who worked at Leeds Spire Hospital under investigation By Georgina Morris February 3, 2020 Psychiatrist - Malikayil Skaria Alexander Malikayil Skaria Alexander was the subject of an interim order hearing held in October last year when a number of conditions were placed on his licence. No information on the nature of the allegations under investigation has been published, but the conditions of the interim order include not contacting any patients via social media, not contacting patients outside working hours except in an emergency, and not carrying out consultations with anyone aged under 18. Other [...]

  • Psychiatrist Karin Kerfoot

Ont. psychiatrist Karin Kerfoot, license revoked for sexually abusing a patient – says she is the victim

CBC News She's accused of sexually abusing a patient. But this London, Ont. psychiatrist says she's the victim By Kate Dubinski January 30, 2020 Psychiatrist Karin Kerfoot A London, Ont., psychiatrist who was stripped of her licence earlier this week is speaking out about working conditions at the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC), a disciplinary process she says stacks the deck against physicians and a situation with a patient that she describes as a nightmare. Dr. Karin Kerfoot's medical licence was revoked Monday, when the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) ruled at a hearing in [...]

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