Psych Gurdeep Singh, Malaysia, on trial

Psychiatrist sexual misconduct trial: Defence argues intrusive questions necessary to determine victim’s mental state, medical history August 13, 2020 By R. Loheswar KUALA LUMPUR — The defence counsel for a psychiatrist charged with allegedly insulting the modesty of a former patient told the Petaling Jaya Magistrate’s Court that the line of questioning, which were personal in nature, was necessary and part of the medical procedures for mental health patients. Lawyer Datuk Haaziq Pillay representing the accused Dr Gurdeep Singh, said the questions that were intrusive in nature was crucial for a psychiatrist to know his patient and subsequently provide the [...]

Arvind Singh, Prince Edward Island Psychiatrist sentenced for tax evasion

Canada Revenue Agency August 12, 2020 SUMMERSIDE, PE, Aug. 12, 2020 /CNW/ - The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) announced that Arvind Singh of Summerside, Prince Edward Island, pleaded guilty on July 14, 2020 and was sentenced on August 11, 2020, in the Summerside Provincial Court, to two counts of tax evasion under the Income Tax Act. He was fined a total of $215,539. In addition to the court imposed fine, Singh will also have to pay the full amount of tax owing, plus related interest and any penalties assessed by the CRA. A CRA investigation revealed that Singh prepared and [...]

Rahim Shafa, Lexington Psychiatrist, Indicted in International Money Laundering Scheme

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Massachusetts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, August 7, 2020 Lexington Doctor and Office Manager Indicted in International Money Laundering Scheme Involving Non-Approved Drugs BOSTON – A Lexington doctor and his wife, who works as his office manager, were charged in an international money laundering scheme involving importing illegal drugs. Rahim Shafa, 62, and Nahid “Nina” Tormosi Shafa, 62, were each indicted on one count of international money laundering conspiracy. Shafa was also indicted on three counts of money laundering, one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, three counts of importing merchandise [...]

Penn. Psych Spiro Kassis

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Pennsylvania FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, July 29, 2020 United States Attorney McSwain Announces 2019 Affirmative Civil Enforcement Achievements and Ongoing 2020 Efforts Resulting in Recoveries of Over $260 Million PHILADELPHIA, PA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced affirmative civil enforcement (ACE) achievements in 2019 by the Civil Division of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and its ongoing efforts in the first half of 2020 to stop fraud, waste, and abuse against the government. The number of affirmative civil enforcement settlements rose to an [...]

VA psychiatrist shouted Veteran can go shoot [themself], I do not care” – six days later he did

KUTV Report: VA doc fired 9 mos. after taunting suicidal vet who died by suicide 6 days later by Adam Forgie July 29th 2020 SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — It took nine months for the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to dismiss a doctor who shouted "[the patient] can go shoot [themself], I do not care" at a suicidal veteran who shot himself dead six days later, according to a new report from the VA's Office of Inspector General (OIG). In 2019, a veteran in their 60s, accompanied with a family member, visited the emergency room at the Washington DC [...]

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Psychiatrist Gurdeep Singh, Malaysia, sent pictures of his genitals according to patient

Malay Mail In court, rape victim details incidents that led to her reporting former consultant psychiatrist for sexual misconduct By R. Loheswar July 29, 2020 Psychiatrist Gurdeep Singh At the Petaling Jaya Magistrate’s Court today, a woman detailed her experiences with her former psychiatrist that eventually led to her lodging a police report against him for allegedly insulting her modesty. The victim, who wishes not to be named, alleged that apart from repeatedly asking her to recall her harrowing experience of being raped, Dr Gurdeep Singh had also sent her pictures of his genitals as well as invited [...]

  • Manchester Psychiatrist Ashok Bharucha

Manchester Psychiatrist Ashok Bharucha

Union Leader Psychiatrist's license suspended after sex assault arrest in Pennsylvania By Josie Albertson-Grove July 22, 2020 A psychiatrist who practices in Manchester was arrested on sexual assault charges in Pennsylvania, and New Hampshire is reviewing his medical license. According to the order suspending Ashok J. Bharucha’s license, a man who said he was a patient of Bharucha’s in State College, Pa. walked into the local police department on June 16, and said Bharucha had assaulted him earlier that day. Bharucha was arrested and charged with sexual assault, and two counts of indecent assault. According to Pennsylvania court records, Bharucha [...]

  • Shubhra Singh - psychiatrist

Shubhra Singh

Keighley News Psychiatrist banned from the road for drink-driving By Keighley News reporter July 20, 2020 Shubhra Singh - psychiatrist A PSYCHIATRIST has been disqualified from driving after admitting being over the drink-drive limit. Shubhra Singh, 48, was driving along Ellers Road towards Sutton, on Friday, March 6 this year when she clipped the mirror and quarter panel of another vehicle which was being driven towards Keighley, Skipton magistrates heard. Prosecuting Nadine Clough said the witness driving the damaged car saw Singh’s car drifting across the road towards him. He realised he was going to be struck and moved [...]

  • Psychiatrist Robert Hampshire

Psychiatrist Robert Hampshire

Daily Mail Doctor is struck off for sending a young female patient a string of late-night texts and telling her to take her clothes off in a lewd phone call Dr Robert Hampshire, 71, from Sydney found guilty of unprofessional conduct A patient accused Hampshire of a series of inappropriate messages in April 2017 'I'm feeling very sexy (patient A). Are you naked?' he once asked the patient Hampshire was previously deregistered in 1994 after breaching conditions By Australian Associated Press July 16, 2020 Psychiatrist Robert Hampshire A Sydney doctor who sent a young female patient a series of [...]

  • San Diego Psychiatrist Marco Chavez

Marco Antonio Chavez, San Diego Psychiatrist

Military Times San Diego doc bought Jaguar, jewelry with ill-gotten gains, gets prison for $784K in Tricare fraud By Karen Jowers July 14, 2020 San Diego Psychiatrist Marco Chavez Marco Antonio Chavez, 40, was sentenced in federal court to 21 months in prison for defrauding Tricare. (Photo by Niyazz) A San Diego psychiatrist has been sentenced to prison for fraudulent claims to Tricare, and ordered to pay $783,764 in restitution. Marco Antonio Chavez “used these ill-gotten gains to buy himself luxuries including a red 2016 Jaguar and thousands of dollars’ worth of David Yurman jewelry,” stated a press release [...]

  • Psych Marco Chavez

Psych Marco Chavez

San Diego Union-Tribune Former San Diego doctor sentenced to prison for defrauding military health insurance provider Marco Antonio Chavez, whose license was suspended in 2018 for being drunk on the job, allegedly swindled $783,764 from TRICARE By Alex Riggins July 13, 2020 Psych Marco Chavez SAN DIEGO — A former San Diego-based psychiatrist was sentenced Monday to nearly two years in federal prison for defrauding TRICARE, the military’s health insurance provider. Marco Antonio Chavez, a 40-year-old who now lives in Brownsville, Texas, was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison and ordered to pay restitution of more than $783,000, [...]

  • Ashok Bharucha - psychiatrist

Psychiatrist Ashok Bharucha

The Daily Collegian State College psychiatrist allegedly sexually assaulted patient during appointment Quincey Reese July 10, 2020 Ashok Bharucha - psychiatrist State College psychiatrist Ashok Bharucha allegedly sexually assaulted a patient during an appointment, according to the affidavit of a police criminal complaint. State College Police officers responded to the reported sexual assault on Tuesday, June 16, where they met with the individual who was allegedly assaulted. According to the affidavit, the individual told officers he was at a psychiatrist appointment with Bharucha in his office, located at 119 S. Burrowes St. During the appointment, the individual said Bharucha [...]

  • UK Psych Adrian Marsden

UK Psych Adrian Marsden

Daily Echo Child psychiatrist's sentence cannot be reviewed over 'leniency' By Jason Lewis UK Psych Adrian Marsden THE sentence of a child psychiatrist who was found in possession of more than 2,000 indecent images of children was referred to the Attorney General over the suggestion it was too lenient. Doctor Adrian Marsden, 60, avoided jail at Poole Magistrates’ Court last month after pleading guilty to charges of making indecent photos of children and possessing prohibited images of children. Marsden, of Brownsea Road, Poole, was fined £2,500 and given five year Sexual Harm Prevention Order. He was also given an [...]

Richard Mitchell

Independent Record Fort Harrison psychiatrist sentenced in drug possession case By Tyler Manning July 8, 2020 A 35-year-old psychiatrist at Fort Harrison in Helena has been sentenced in a drug possession case, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Richard E. Mitchell entered a guilty plea to unlawful possession of a controlled substance. He was sentenced to five years of probation and ordered to pay a $4,000 fine. Additionally, Mitchell will not be allowed to prescribe any controlled substances during his probation. Court documents state that Mitchell, in his capacity as a physician at the VA Medical Center at Fort [...]

  • Yang Yongxin - psychiatrist

Psychiatrist Yang Yongxin

Wikipedia July 8, 2020 Yang Yongxin - psychiatrist Yang Yongxin (Chinese: 杨永信) (born 21 June 1962) is a highly controversial[3] Chinese clinical psychiatrist who advocated and practiced electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) without anaesthesia or muscle relaxants as a cure for alleged Internet addiction in adolescents.[4][5] Yang is currently deputy chief of the Fourth Hospital of Linyi (Linyi Mental Hospital), in the Shandong province of China. He runs the Internet Addiction Treatment Center at the hospital. According to media reports, families of teenaged patients sent to the hospital paid CNY 5,500 (US$805) per month to be treated using a combination of [...]

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Yang Yongxin, Chinese Psychiatrist, used ECT without anaesthesia or muscle relaxants to “cure” Internet addiction in adolescents.

China.Org.Cn Health ministry: No electroshock to Net addicts July 14, 2009 Psychiatrist Yang Yongxin China's Ministry of Health demanded on Monday that the clinical electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) given to net addicts be stopped due to its unconfirmed safety. Yang Yongxin, a doctor from east Shangdong Province who invented the ECT to cure net addicts at his clinic, argued recently that the slightly painful ECT using a current of between 1 and 5 milliamperes wouldn't harm net addicts, quoted by a report of the Beijing News. The ministry said that it invited experts to study and verify the ECT method [...]

Richard E. Mitchell

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Montana FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, July 7, 2020 Montana Psychiatrist Sentenced for Unlawful Possession of an Opioid Helena—A Montana psychiatrist who admitted to unlawfully prescribing and abusing an opioid was sentenced today to five years of probation and ordered to pay a fine of $4,000, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said. In addition, as part of his sentence the psychiatrist cannot prescribe any controlled substance during his five years of probation. Richard E. Mitchell, 35, pleaded guilty in March to unlawful possession of a controlled substance. U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon presided. [...]

Rajdeep Singh Sandhu

Bellingen Courier Sun Qld doctor jailed over child porn images By Aaron Bunch July 8, 2020 A rural Queensland doctor has been jailed after he walked into a police station and told officers he had downloaded child exploitation videos and photos. Rajdeep Singh Sandhu, 42, was found guilty of possessing child exploitation material while working at the Bundaberg Hospital in 2017 and 2018. The psychiatrist told police he downloaded material of children as young as two years old. "I would like to disclose to take responsibility," he said in a video of a 2018 police interview played to the Brisbane [...]

Joseph Markowitz

WISNEWS Prisma Health doctor arrested following racially-charged incident near Benedict College By Kiana Miller and Laurel Mallory July 2, 2020 COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - A Prisma Health psychiatrist is on administrative leave following his arrest in a racially-charged incident that happened near Benedict College on June 28. Dr. Joseph Markowitz, 44, faces charges of hate intimidation and public disorderly conduct. Columbia Police officers were called to 2013 Harden St. around 11:25 a.m. that Sunday regarding a civil disturbance. That’s the United gas station near Allen Benedict Court. Once officers arrived, they found Markowitz and detained him. Witnesses in the area [...]

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Memphis Psychiatrist Richard Farmer

Legal Reader Pharmacist Who Stole Opioids Must Surrender License SARA E. TELLER July 2, 2020 == Excerpt Psych Richard Farmer In February of this year, Memphis psychiatrist, 83-year-old licensed psychiatrist Richard Farmer, was also found guilty of unlawfully distributing opioids. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) found Farmer guilty of “three counts of distribution of controlled substances outside of the scope of professional practice and without a legitimate medical purpose.” Farmer was charged in April 2019 after reportedly giving opioids to three sisters who he had “ongoing sexual contact” with while prescribing the opioids. Farmer is accused of prescribing [...]

  • Psychiatrist Bassam M.A. El-Borno

Bassam M.A. El-Borno State suspends license of Manheim Twp. psychiatrist charged with improper prescribing, fraud By Dan Nephin July 1, 2020 Psychiatrist Bassam M.A. El-Borno The state has temporarily suspended the medical license of a Manheim Township psychiatrist charged last month with writing prescriptions without properly evaluating patients and insurance fraud. The Pennsylvania Department of State said the accusations against Bassam M.A. El-Borno, if true, represent an "immediate and clear danger to public health and safety" in the order, dated Tuesday, June 30. El-Borno, 64, of the 1000 block of Bluestone Drive, had a practice at 160 North Pointe Blvd. A [...]

  • Gary Maier - psychiatrist

Gary Maier

Toronto Sun Psychiatric doctors condemned for experiments on patients By Mark Bonokoski June 29, 2020 Gary Maier - psychiatrist A landmark judgment by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has finally found a number of psychiatric doctors in a decades-old case liable for assaulting patients, including subjecting them to torture and mind-altering drugs like LSD. Financial damages are expected to be in the multimillions, with the recipients being some of the vilest serial killers, psychopaths and sadists imaginable. The assaults on them, as described in the just-released 311-page judgment, took place in the Oak Ridge wing of the old [...]

Elliott Barker

Toronto Sun Psychiatric doctors condemned for experiments on patients By Mark Bonokoski June 29, 2020 A landmark judgment by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has finally found a number of psychiatric doctors in a decades-old case liable for assaulting patients, including subjecting them to torture and mind-altering drugs like LSD. Financial damages are expected to be in the multimillions, with the recipients being some of the vilest serial killers, psychopaths and sadists imaginable. The assaults on them, as described in the just-released 311-page judgment, took place in the Oak Ridge wing of the old Penetanguishene Mental Health Centre, once [...]

  • Psychiatrist Deborah Staite

Deborah Staite, UK Psychiatrist, likely to lose job after drink-driving conviction

Punchline Gloucester Psychiatrist likely to lose job after drink-driving conviction By Court reporter June 29, 2020 Psychiatrist Deborah Staite A psychiatrist has been told she is likely to lose her job after being handed a suspended jail sentence for a second drink-driving conviction. Dr Deborah Staite, 49, of Little Toft, Butterow West, Stroud, was more than three times over the limit when she was breathalysed after a collision on Walkley Hill, Stroud, on January 21. Dr Staite pleaded guilty at Cheltenham Magistrates' Court to driving a grey Vauxhall Viva while over the drink drive limit. She also admitted driving [...]

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