MEDIA

  • Bennett Braun

David Brody, Marin County Psychiatrist, Arrested

David Brody Marin Independent Journal Marin psychiatrist arrested in federal drug fraud investigation By Cameron MacDonald June 13, 2024 -- Excerpt A Marin County psychiatrist who is an executive at a health company was arrested Thursday on allegations he helped orchestrate a $100 million medication fraud scheme, federal authorities said. Dr. David Brody, clinical president of Done Health, was arraigned in U.S. District Court in San Francisco following his arrest in San Rafael. He pleaded not guilty to federal charges such as conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, conspiracy to commit health care fraud and conspiracy to obstruct justice. U.S. [...]

  • Bennett Braun

Natalia Wilson, Drayton, Oxfordshire Psychiatrist, Struck Off

Natalia Wilson Daily Mail Female prison psychiatrist who faked four character references to get a job is struck off after attacking lawyer prosecuting her at her medical tribunal claiming he used 'discriminatory' language By Emily Jane Davies June 12, 2024 -- Excerpt A female prison psychiatrist who faked four character references in a bid to get a job has been struck off - after she accused the lawyer prosecuting her of being 'discriminatory'. Consultant doctor Natalia Wilson, 53, turned on David Birrell and suggested he was being sexist towards women after he politely asked her to stop interrupting him during [...]

Gordon Robinson

Law360 Legal News Psychiatrist Can't Ax Verdict Over ADHD Drug Death By Jonathan Capriel June 11, 2024 A Missouri Court of Appeals panel's opinion affirmed the lower court's handling of the trial and the jury instructions, which Gateway Psychiatric Group LLC and Dr. Gordon Robinson had argued contained "inconsistent alternative theories of negligence, contained more than ultimate facts, and misdirected, misled, and confused the jury." The medical practice and Robinson challenged several of the lower court's decisions, including the admission of the death certificate of the patient, referred to as K.P., and the discussion of damages for aggravating circumstances during [...]

  • David Daley

Wellesley psychiatrist Gustavo Kinrys Gets 99 months in prison

Wellesley psychiatrist Gustavo Kinrys PRESS RELEASE Wellesley Psychiatrist Sentenced to Over Eight Years in Prison for $19 Million Insurance Fraud Scheme; Billed Insurance Companies for Thousands of Services He Never Provided Friday, June 7, 2024 For Immediate Release U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts Defendant used proceeds to finance multi-million-dollar homes in Wellesley and Nantucket and to purchase over $600,000 in jewelry from Cartier, Van Cleef and Tiffany’s BOSTON – A Wellesley psychiatrist was sentenced yesterday for billing Medicare and private insurance companies for over $19 million in treatments he did not provide and obstructing justice in an attempt to [...]

  • Bennett Braun

Henry Jarecki, 91-year-old NY psychiatrist, accused of Facilitating Sexual Abuse

Henry Jarecki The Wall Street Journal Epstein Accuser Files Lawsuit Alleging Famed Psychiatrist Henry Jarecki Facilitated Sexual Abuse By Khadeeja Safdar Updated June 3, 2024 -- Excerpt Henry Jarecki has won awards practicing psychiatry, made a fortune trading metals, produced Hollywood movies, dabbled in real estate and co-founded Moviefone. The 91-year-old has also now been accused of participating in Jeffrey Epstein’s sex-trafficking operation. An unnamed woman filed a lawsuit in Manhattan federal court on Monday against Jarecki accusing him of raping her repeatedly from 2011 to 2014. She alleges that Epstein introduced her to Jarecki for mental-health treatment and instead [...]

  • David Daley

Ang Yong Guan, Singapore Psychiatrist, guilty of misconduct

Ang Yong Guan The Straits Times Psychiatrist Ang Yong Guan found guilty of misconduct over prescriptions that deviated from guidelines By Selina Lum May 15, 2024 -- Excerpt SINGAPORE – Psychiatrist Ang Yong Guan has been found guilty of three counts of professional misconduct for departing from guidelines in prescribing various medications to a patient. Dr Ang is also assistant secretary-general of the Progress Singapore Party, and contested the Marymount seat in the 2020 General Election. The current case concerned a series of prescriptions Dr Ang had given a former patient, Mr Quek Kiat Siong, which did not conform with [...]

  • Bennett Braun

Anne O’Sullivan, Perth psychiatrist, banned for 18 months

Anne O'Sullivan The West Australian (Perth) Perth psychiatrist banned for 18 months after patient turned friend tattooed tribute on their arm By Tim Clarke April 30, 2024 -- Excerpt A leading psychiatrist has been banned from practice for 18 months after becoming so entangled with a patient that the vulnerable woman referred to her as Mum - and had a tribute to her tattooed on her arm. Anne O'Sullivan was a psychiatric spokesperson for the WA branch of the Australian Medical Association while working as the clinical leader for the emergency psychiatry team at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. She also [...]

  • Bennett Braun

Tarik Zeid, Philadelphia Psychiatrist, accused of violent threats

Tarik Zeid The Philadelphia Inquirer State board suspends medical license of Einstein resident accused of violent threats, assault By Abraham Gutman April 15, 2024 -- Excerpt A state medical board suspended the medical license of a Philadelphia-based physician last month, saying he posed an immediate danger to public health and safety, state records show. Tarik Zeid, 32, is accused of assaulting a woman in his apartment, telling her that he has killed people, and saying his preferred weapon was a sniper rifle. The woman later told police that Zeid demanded sex, and choked her when she refused him, law enforcement [...]

  • Bennett Braun

Rafael Cabrera Aguilar, Puerto Rico Psychiatrist, charges filed

Google translation Rafael Cabrera Aguilar El Nuevo They find cause for arrest against a psychiatrist for lewd acts in San Juan The complaints allege that the events occurred in the medical office of the man, who worked as a State psychiatrist. By Alex Figueroa Cancel April 1, 2024 The Justice Department confirmed that it filed charges Monday against the state psychiatrist, Rafael Cabrera Aguilar, for lewd acts and sexual harassment in San Juan. Judge Juan León determined probable cause for arrest and set bail at $200,000. If he provides bail, he would be subject to the electronic monitoring measure. The [...]

  • Bennett Braun

Muhammad Saeed, Tucson psychiatrist, indicted

Muhammad Saeed Arizona Daily Star Ex-Tucson psychiatrist a fugitive in sex-abuse case March 31, 2024 By Prerana Sannappanavar ++ Excerpt A Tucson psychiatrist indicted on 76 counts of sex-crime and prescription-drug charges is a fugitive after court records show he fled to Pakistan. Dr. Muhammad Saeed was indicted in December on 35 counts of sexual abuse, two counts of sexual assault, eight counts of fraudulent schemes and artifices, 26 counts of obtaining and procuring the administration of a dangerous drug and five counts of obtaining and procuring the administration of a narcotic drug, according to Pima County Superior Court documents. [...]

  • David Daley

Akinlolu Olalekan Peluola, Saskatoon psychiatrist, sentenced

Saskatoon StarPhoenix Saskatoon psychiatrist defrauded government to help offset new clinic costs Dr. Akinlolu Olalekan Peluola, 65, was sentenced to 21 months of jail served in the community, including a 24-hour curfew for the first year. By Bre McAdam March 24, 2024 -- Excerpt A Saskatoon psychiatrist will be on house arrest for 12 months as part of his fraud sentence handed down in provincial court. Dr. Akinlolu Olalekan Peluola must also pay back the $95,708.38 that he defrauded from the Saskatchewan government between 2017 and 2018. The 65-year-old pleaded guilty to fraud over $5,000 in December 2023. Last month, [...]

  • David Daley

Rajeev Reghunath, UK Psychiatrist, struck off

Rajeev Reghunath -- Excerpt Daily Mail Psychiatrist, 45, is struck off after he fiddled timesheets and falsely claimed £40,000 worth of NHS work shifts when he was actually on holiday By Richard Percival March 13, 2024 A consultant doctor has been struck off after he falsely claimed for £40,000 worth of NHS work shifts when he was on holiday. Locum psychiatrist Dr Rajeev Reghunath, 45, fiddled public money by filing faked timesheets which wrongly claimed he was working eight hour shifts when in fact he was thousands of miles away in Turkey, Abu Dhabi or India. Reghunath was able to [...]

  • John Whelan

John Whelan, Fond Du Lac Psychiatrist, sentenced to 48 months

John Whelan PRESS RELEASE FOND DU LAC PSYCHIATRIST SENTENCED TO 48 MONTHS’ IMPRISONMENT FOR UNLAWFUL DISTRIBUTION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES Tuesday, March 5, 2024 For Immediate Release U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin Gregory J. Haanstad, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on March 4, 2024, John D. Whelan (age: 77), a psychiatrist, was sentenced to a term of 48 months’ imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised release, after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and lying to federal agents, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(C) &846, and 18 U.S.C. [...]

Benjamin Sessa

Benjamin Sessa Psychiatrist accused of having sex with patient Export Citation Western Daily Press February 29, 2024 Thursday Edition 1, National Edition Copyright 2024 Reach PLC All Rights Reserved Section: NEWS; Pg. 9 Length: 546 words Byline: estel farellroig Body APROMINENT psychiatrist who opened the UK's first clinic using ketamine to treat patients in Bristol is accused of having a sexual relationship with a patient. Dr Benjamin Sessa is facing a misconduct hearing in light of the allegations. Dr Benjamin Sessa, whose area of practice was in North Somerset according to the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS), is alleged to [...]

  • Bennett Braun

Piotr Pierzchniak, UK Psychiatrist, suspended

Piotr Pierzchniak Nottingham Post Nottinghamshire psychiatrist who saw patients without a licence discovers punishment By Rucsandra Moldoveanu January 31, 2024 -- Excerpt A doctor who saw Nottinghamshire patients for three months despite not having a licence has been suspended. Dr Piotr Pierzchniak was seeing more than 40 patients a week at Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust when he had his licence to practice withdrawn in 2022. A hearing, which took place this month, was told that Dr Pierzchniak treated vulnerable patients as a Consultant Psychiatrist without a licence for 13 and a half weeks. This happened between February 18, 2022, [...]

  • Mohd Azfar Malik

Mohd Azfar Malik, St. Louis Psychiatrist, Indicted

PRESS RELEASE St. Louis Area Doctors Accused of Illegally Administering Ketamine, Health Care Fraud Thursday, January 11, 2024 For Immediate Release U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri ST. LOUIS – Two doctors from the St. Louis, Missouri area were indicted Wednesday and accused of illegally administering ketamine to patients and fraudulently billing Medicare for certain services related to a psychiatric clinic. Dr. Asim Muhammad Ali, 53, and Dr. Mohd Azfar Malik, 70, were each indicted on 22 felony counts: conspiracy to illegally distribute controlled substances and to maintain a drug-involved premises, conspiracy to commit health care fraud, 12 counts [...]

  • Jo Erik Brøyn

Süleyman Zoroğlu, Istanbul Psychiatrist, faces 943 years

Süleyman Zoroğlu Hurriyet Daily News Lengthy jail term sought for psychiatrist for manipulating children ISTANBUL December 1, 2023 -- Excerpt Istanbul Prosecutor's Office has sought 943 years and nine months in prison for a psychiatrist for manipulating children through drugs and hypnosis and then blackmailing their families with false reports of domestic sexual abuse. In the indictment prepared by the prosecutor's office, it was stated that the suspect, Süleyman Şahin Zoroğlu, quickly diagnosed 21 victimized children aged between 7 and 18 with multiple personality disorder, prescribed “ketamine” - used for anesthesia and can cause memory loss - and asked [...]

  • Bennett Braun

Mohamad Och, Worcester psychiatrist, Convicted

Mohamad Och PRESS RELEASE Worcester Psychiatrist Convicted of Unlawful Distribution of Controlled Substances Friday, November 17, 2023 For Immediate Release U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts Defendant prescribed combinations of highly addictive benzodiazepines and stimulants BOSTON – A Worcester psychiatrist was convicted by a federal jury today of illegally prescribing controlled substances. Mohamad Och, 67, was convicted following an 11-day jury trial of three counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance. U.S. District Court Judge Margaret R. Guzman scheduled sentencing for Feb. 16, 2024. Och was arrested and charged in July 2021. “Dr. Och deliberately and recklessly jeopardized patient [...]

  • David Tatum

David Tatum, Charlotte Psychiatrist, Sentenced

David Tatum Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office New York Post North Carolina child psychiatrist hit with 40 years for filming minors, using AI to make child porn By Katherine Donlevy November 12, 2023 -- Excerpt A North Carolina child psychiatrist was hit with a 40-year prison sentence Wednesday for using artificial intelligence to transform innocent pictures of children into intense pornography stills. David Tatum, 41, will also have to serve 30 years of supervised release for secretly recording multiple teenagers — including his several family members and a patient — getting undressed. “It is horrific to believe anyone would secretly [...]

  • Bennett Braun

Jonathan Kirsch, Kingston psychiatrist, Sued

Jonathan Kirsch Westfair Business Journal Kingston psychiatrist shrinks from buying White Plains practice By Bill Heltzel November 7, 2023 -- Excerpt A bankruptcy trustee has sued a Kingston psychiatrist to compel him to buy the psychiatric practice of a disgraced White Plains practitioner. Albert Togut asked U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Nov. 1 to make Dr. Jonathan L. Kirsch pay $250,000 for the practice of former psychiatrist and current federal inmate Marc Laruelle. Kirsch has failed to honor a contract to buy Laruelle’s practice, according to the complaint, has not responded to a subpoena for documents, has failed to attend [...]

  • Anandababu Chellappan

Anandababu Chellappan, Henrico psychiatrist, license revoked

Anandababu Chellappan Richmond Times Dispatch Henrico psychiatrist's license revoked after sex allegations By Bill McKelway October 31, 2013 -- Excerpt A Henrico County-based psychiatrist's license was revoked because he repeatedly sexually fondled patients despite their expressed objections and mental illnesses, according to Board of Medicine documents. Dr. Anandababu Chellappan signed a consent order last week, according to board records, in which he accepted revocation of his license and the board adopted findings of fact that spell out egregious abuses of six female patients. The documents describe a pattern of conduct dating to 2008 in which the psychiatrist prescribed controlled [...]

  • Jo Erik Brøyn

Jamal Hilal, Sudanese psychiatrist, based in UK, “creepy”

Jamal Hilal Daily Mail Senior NHS psychiatrist who touched a junior member of staff's breasts during an 'unnecessary' examination and quizzed her about her sex life asking 'are you experimental?' is struck off By Jon Brady October 26, 2023 -- Excerpt A 'creepy' psychiatrist who massaged a junior member of staff's breasts in an 'unnecessary and inappropriate' medical examination later claimed the young woman had been trying to 'tempt' him into touching her. Dr Jamal Hilal, a Sudanese doctor based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, has been banned from practising medicine after he pursued the trainee, named Ms B to protect her identity, [...]

  • Prakash Bhatia

Gustavo Kinrys, Natick psychiatrist, Convicted

Gustavo Kinrys PRESS RELEASE Psychiatrist Convicted of Billing Medicare and Private Insurance Companies for Services Never Rendered Wednesday, October 25, 2023 For Immediate Release U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts BOSTON – A Natick psychiatrist was convicted by a federal jury yesterday of billing Medicare and private insurance companies for over $11 million in treatments he did not provide and obstructing justice in an attempt to conceal his crimes. Gustavo Kinrys, 52, of Wellesley, was convicted of seven counts of wire fraud, six counts of false statements relating to health care matters and one count of obstructing a criminal [...]

  • Jo Erik Brøyn

Kuwait Psychiatrist sentenced

Kuwait Psychiatrist Gulf News Kuwait: Psychiatrist jailed for 5 years over drugs to inmates October 20, 2023 16:08 By Ramadan Al Sherbini -- Excerpt Cairo: The appeals court in Kuwait has sentenced a psychiatrist to five years on charges of smuggling drugs to prisoners, a Kuwaiti newspaper has reported. The man had been earlier caught while illegally taking drugs into Kuwait’s Central Prison for inmates there, Al Qabas added. The specialist was supposed to treat drug addicts and counsel them about the harm caused by narcotics, according to the report. Investigations revealed that the defendant used to enter the prison [...]

  • Evan Zimmer

Evan Zimmer, Miami Psychiatrist, in hot water

Evan Zimmer The Miami Herald Complaints about medical professionals gather dust; INVESTIGATION Florida Center for Investigative Reporting By Steve Miller October 20 2013 -- Excerpt Evan Zimmer has been indicted for racketeering, arrested for drunk driving, and busted for soliciting a prostitute, after which he showed up in court while impaired. He’s also a psychiatrist, licensed to this day to practice in South Florida. In Florida, medical professionals hang onto their licenses and continue practicing as the state grapples with a lengthy disciplinary process that can take years, according to the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting (FCIR). On occasions [...]