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Karipenini Prasad, Canfield psychiatrist, sentenced in drug case

Karipenini Prasad WFMJ Former Canfield psychiatrist sentenced in drug case February 23, 2022 By Mike Gauntner -- Excerpt A veteran Valley psychiatrist who gave up his license to practice medicine for illegally prescribing drugs has been sentenced to six months probation. The sentencing came Tuesday in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court for 81-year old Karipenini Prasad. The 81-year-old former Canfield psychiatrist, who pleaded guilty to two counts of illegal processing of drug documents, is now residing in assisted living in another state according to court officials. According to a document filed with the Ohio Medical Board, Prasad voluntarily [...]

Deborah Staite, UK Psychiatrist, drunk driver

Daily Mail Psychiatrist who was in rush-hour car crash after drinking three bottles of wine is allowed to keep her job By Richard Marsden February 14, 2022 -- Excerpt Psychiatrist Deborah Staite A psychiatrist who downed three bottles of wine before a head-on crash has been allowed to keep her job after she was deemed 'no risk' to patients. Dr Deborah Staite, 50, was uninsured and did not even have a driving licence at the time of the collision in 2020. She had failed to renew it after serving a previous ban for drink-driving, a tribunal heard... The [...]

George Karalis, San Fran Psychiatrist, must pay $1.4M in restitution

George Karalis KTVU San Francisco psychiatrist to pay $1.4M in restitution for submitting false workers compensation reports February 10, 2022 -- Excerpt SAN FRANCISCO - A San Francisco psychiatrist was sentenced in federal court Wednesday to serve 120 days in prison and pay $1.4 million restitution after he pleaded guilty to a scheme to submit false reports for non-disabled clients to receive federal benefits to which they were not entitled. George Demetrius Karalis, 76, pleaded guilty Aug. 11 and was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. The government's sentencing memorandum describes [...]

Charles Nevels, Alabama Psychiatrist, sued by USA

Charles Nevels Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Northern District of Alabama FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, February 4, 2022 United States Files False Claims Act Lawsuit Against Tuscaloosa Psychiatrist for Improper Prescribing of Nuedexta to Nursing Home Residents Dr. Charles T. Nevels Allegedly Prescribed Nuedexta in Return for Kickbacks and to Nursing Home Residents for Whom It Was Not Indicated BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Today, U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona announced that the United States has filed suit against Dr. Charles T. Nevels, a psychiatrist who has worked in several nursing homes in Alabama. The complaint alleges that Dr. Nevels caused [...]

Robert Harden, Plano Psychiatrist, suspended

Robert Harden D Magazine Texas Medical Board Suspends Plano Psychiatrist After Alleged Sexual Assault By Will Maddox January 31, 2022 The Texas Medical Board has suspended the license of Plano psychiatrist Dr. Robert Harden after finding that he engaged in a nonconsensual sex act with an elderly adult. Haden was arrested in November by Plano police for aggravated sexual assault. Harden was employed as a psychiatrist at the Denton State Supported Living Center, one of 13 state facilities that serve medically fragile individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities or behavioral problems. According to the suspension order, the victim suffered from [...]

Russell Simon Hoyle, psychiatrist, not allowed to treat women

Russell Simon Hoyle The West Australian (Perth) NO FEMALE PATIENTS FOR DOC; Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital psychiatrist's investigation January 5, 2022 -- Excerpt A taxpayer-funded psychiatrist who is under investigation will be allowed to return to work as long as he doesn't treat any female patients. Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital's Russell Simon Hoyle was recently made subject to a gender-based restriction from the medical regulating body - prohibiting him from treating women. According to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency's website, conditions of this nature are often imposed for matters involving allegations of sexual misconduct. Dr Hoyle was suspended [...]

Boris Rubinstein, Westchester County child psychiatrist, sued

Boris Rubinstein New York Post Westchester County shrink ruined family relationships, suit claims By Melissa Klein and Kathianne Boniello January 1, 2022 -- Excerpt A psychiatrist who treated his friends’ son for 20 years soured the man’s relationship with his parents and ruined his inheritance, a new lawsuit charges. Ronald Broden began seeing Dr. Boris Rubinstein, a Westchester County child psychiatrist, in 1999 when he was 36 to treat depression. Rubinstein and Broden’s mother grew up together in Mexico, and the doctor socialized with Broden’s father, according to the $1 million suit filed in November in federal court [...]

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Nebraska Psychiatrist, Reynaldo A. De Los Angeles, trial set

News Channel Nebraska Kearney psychiatrist arrested for alleged sexual assault, trial set December 28, 2021 By Kadra Sommersted-Simmons Psychiatrist Reynaldo A. De Los Angeles -- Excerpt 76-year-old Reynaldo A. De Los Angeles of Kearney was arrested at the beginning of September at his office. The alleged victim reported the August 25 assault on September 2. Buffalo County had a warrant for De Los Angeles’s arrest charging him with third-degree sexual assault, a Class I misdemeanor. It was reported that De Los Angeles, at his office, unlawfully subjected another person to sexual contact without consent of the victim that didn’t [...]

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Keun Lee, Psychiatrist, jailed on allegation he raped patient

Miami Herald Psychiatrist jailed on allegation he raped patient during ‘exam’ at Aventura Hospital By David Ovalle December 22, 2021 Keun Lee Keun Lee, Psychiatrist A psychiatrist surrendered Wednesday to face an allegation he sexually assaulted a patient during private “exams” at Aventura Hospital more than two years ago. Dr. Keun Lee has previously been awaiting extradition in jail in Bergen, New Jersey. Last week, he appeared in New Jersey court and under a deal with prosecutors, was allowed to post bond in exchange for agreeing to fly to Miami and surrender. He was booked into the Turner Guilford [...]

Yil-Kyong Brenda Copen, Victoria Psychiatrist, sidelined for two months

Yil-Kyong Brenda Copen Times Colonist Psychiatrist sidelined for two months by College of Physicians and Surgeons By Andrew Duffy December 16, 2021 -- Excerpt A Victoria psychiatrist has been suspended from practising for two months and formally reprimanded by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. for acting beyond her scope of practice and hiring patients as employees. In a consent agreement reached with the College following an inquiry, Dr. Yil-Kyong Brenda Copen acknowledged she prescribed medication and provided medical care to an employee outside of her regular scope of practice and was complicit in the hiring of [...]

Justin Acho, Nigerian Psychiatrist, slammed for defamation

Justin Acho Daily Post Court slams N2.5m on four Enugu consultant psychiatrists for defaming nurse December 12, 2021 By Emmanuel Uzodinma -- Excerpt An Enugu State High Court presided over Justice E. M. Egumgbe has awarded N2.5m (Two million, five hundred thousand) cost against four consultant psychiatric doctors working with the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu over defamation of Character of a senior nurse of the health institution, Mr. Afam Ndu. The court ordered the doctors, namely, Ubochi Vincent, Unaogu Ngozi, Justin Acho and Ugwuonye Onyekachi who were defendants in the defamation case brought before it by Mr. Ndu, to pay [...]

Unaogu Ngozi, Nigerian Psychiatrist, slammed for defamation

Unaogu Ngozi Daily Post Court slams N2.5m on four Enugu consultant psychiatrists for defaming nurse December 12, 2021 By Emmanuel Uzodinma -- Excerpt An Enugu State High Court presided over Justice E. M. Egumgbe has awarded N2.5m (Two million, five hundred thousand) cost against four consultant psychiatric doctors working with the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu over defamation of Character of a senior nurse of the health institution, Mr. Afam Ndu. The court ordered the doctors, namely, Ubochi Vincent, Unaogu Ngozi, Justin Acho and Ugwuonye Onyekachi who were defendants in the defamation case brought before it by Mr. Ndu, to pay [...]

Ubochi Vincent, Nigerian Psychiatrist, slammed for defamation

Ubochi Vincent Daily Post Court slams N2.5m on four Enugu consultant psychiatrists for defaming nurse December 12, 2021 By Emmanuel Uzodinma -- Excerpt An Enugu State High Court presided over Justice E. M. Egumgbe has awarded N2.5m (Two million, five hundred thousand) cost against four consultant psychiatric doctors working with the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu over defamation of Character of a senior nurse of the health institution, Mr. Afam Ndu. The court ordered the doctors, namely, Ubochi Vincent, Unaogu Ngozi, Justin Acho and Ugwuonye Onyekachi who were defendants in the defamation case brought before it by Mr. Ndu, to [...]

Ugwuonye Onyekachi, Nigerian Psychiatrist, slammed for defamation

Ugwuonye Onyekachi Daily Post Court slams N2.5m on four Enugu consultant psychiatrists for defaming nurse December 12, 2021 By Emmanuel Uzodinma -- Excerpt An Enugu State High Court presided over Justice E. M. Egumgbe has awarded N2.5m (Two million, five hundred thousand) cost against four consultant psychiatric doctors working with the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu over defamation of Character of a senior nurse of the health institution, Mr. Afam Ndu. The court ordered the doctors, namely, Ubochi Vincent, Unaogu Ngozi, Justin Acho and Ugwuonye Onyekachi who were defendants in the defamation case brought before it by Mr. Ndu, to pay [...]

Gerald Abraham, Naples Psychiatrist, sentenced

Gerald Abraham Tampa Dispatch NAPLES ‘PILL MILL’ DOCTOR, GERALD MICHAEL ABRAHAM, SENTENCED TO 3 YEARS IN PRISON -- Excerpt 76-year-old Naples psychiatrist, Gerald Michael Abraham, was sentenced to three years in federal prison for dispensing controlled substances (oxycodone and amphetamine) for no legitimate medical purpose. According to court documents, Abraham’s Naples clinic operated on a cash only basis, with patients paying $400 per visit. In October 2019, the DEA began an investigation after receiving a tip that Abraham was illegally prescribing strong opioids to patients who had no need for the medication. Over the course of the next year, the [...]

Benjamin Wen, Aussie Psychiatrist, charged

Benjamin Wen PerthNow Former psychiatrist charged with indecently dealing with nine children By Angie Raphael December 10, 2021 -- Excerpt A former psychiatrist has faced a Perth court charged with several counts of indecent dealing allegedly committed against nine children. Sex offender management squad officers began investigating Benjamin Wen, 47, after receiving “information relating to his activities” while he was working as a psychiatrist between 2012 and 2016. Several search warrants were executed and multiple items were seized, police said. Mr Wen, from Success, has been charged with seven counts of indecently dealing with a child aged under [...]

Anand Choudhary, Aussie Psychiatrist, stole blank prescription forms

Anand Choudhary The Courier-Mail Online 'Gross betrayal': Doc suspended for falsifying erectile dysfunction scripts December 8, 2021 By Kay Dibben - Excerpt A psychiatrist who stole blank prescription forms and wrote false scripts to get drugs for treating erectile dysfunction has had his registration suspended for six months. After he was caught out, Dr Anand Madhukarrao Choudhary faked an email from the Office of the Health Ombudsman, to make out he had reported his own bad conduct, Queensland Civil and Administative Tribunal (QCAT) heard. Choudhary was deputy director of medical services at Caboolture and Kilroy Hospitals when he committed [...]

Praveen Thottappilil, Ballarat psychiatrist, pleads guilty

Praveen Thottappilil The Courier Psychiatrist pleads guilty By Hayley Elg December 1, 2021 Wednesday -- Excerpt A court has heard about the "serious offending" of a former Ballarat psychiatrist who sexually assaulted two "vulnerable" clients. Dr Praveen Thottappilil, who ran Australian Mental Health Services - Ballarat on Drummond Street, pleaded guilty to nine offences at the Ballarat Magistrates' Court on Tuesday. The police prosecutor told the court two women had made complaints about the psychiatrist, who is currently suspended from practice. Both were diagnosed with mental illnesses and Thottappilil saw them regularly for treatment and to prescribe medication... Around early [...]

Nasreen Roberts, Kingston Psychiatrist, pleads guilty

Nasreen Roberts Calgary Herald Child psychiatrist pleads guilty to sexual assault over affair with former patient By Kevin Martin November 18, 2021 -- Excerpt It was a May-October romance, but not the kind found in Harlequin novels or on Hollywood screens. He had just turned 18, having gone to her as a youth for counselling for self-esteem issues. She was a successful and married adolescent psychiatrist in her mid-40s. “It is at the highest level of a breach of trust,” Calgary provincial court Judge John Bascom said Wednesday, after hearing details of Dr. Nasreen Roberts’ sexual relationship with her former [...]

Jan Cimický, Czech Psychiatrist – police ask all victims to come forward

Jan Cimický Czech Radio Czech PM asks president not to award psychiatrist accused of sexual harassment By Tom McEnchroe November 10, 2021 -- Excerpt Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš has sent a letter to President Miloš Zeman asking him not to give Jan Cimický, one of the country’s leading psychiatrists, a high state distinction. The letter, sent on Wednesday, was written in reaction to fresh allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault made by several women against Mr Cimický. The allegations are currently being investigated by the police, who have asked all victims to come forward. In the letter, Prime [...]

Joan Marcelino, Miami psychistrist, charged with molesting kids

Joan Marcelino Miami Herald Child molester returns to Miami-Dade in cuffs after hiding for a decade, authorities say By Devoun Cetoute October 28, 2021 -- Excerpt Former psychiatrist Dr. Joan Humberto Marcelino was on the run from the law for years after being charged with molesting young boys in Miami-Dade and Lake County. After 10 years and changes to extradition laws, authorities have brought Marcelino back to answer to the charges. Marcelino is charged with molesting four teenage boys from Hialeah in Lake and Miami-Dade counties, an arrest warrant read. Among the charges was one count of lewd and lascivious [...]

Hasan Abu Ghariba, Laqiya psychiatrist, indicted for sexual abuse

Hasan Abu Ghariba The Times of Israel Psychiatrist indicted for sexual abuse of patient in Beersheba Alleged victim of Hasan Abu Ghariba calls on other women to come forward if they’ve experienced abuse at his hands By TOI STAFF October 28, 2021 -- Excerpt Psychiatrist Hasan Abu Ghariba A psychiatrist from the Bedouin town of Laqiya in southern Israel was indicted on Thursday on charges of rape, sodomy and indecent acts against a patient who sought his assistance. The man, Hasan Abu Ghariba, 33, was arrested earlier this month after the young woman in question filed a police [...]

Thomas Wyatt, Georgia Psychiatrist, accused of molesting boys

Thomas Wyatt CBS Miami Georgia Doctor Thomas Wyatt Accused Of Molesting Boys Charged In Miami-Dade By CBSMiami.com Team September 23, 2021 -- Excerpt MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Georgia psychiatrist accused of molesting boys decades ago has been arrested. Dr. Thomas Wyatt, 65, from Chatsworth, Georgia, was extradited to Miami-Dade earlier this month and charged with two counts of sexual battery of a minor. A Miami-Dade man said Wyatt molested him and two of his friends back in the 1970s. The man when he did a Google search, he noticed that Wyatt was working in Georgia and a review from [...]

Babak Akbari, Queensland psychiatrist, fired from Mackay Base Hospital

Babak Akbari Brisbane Times Sacked psychiatrist tries to sue Qld hospital after six-page complaint By Toby Crockford May 28, 2021 -- Excerpt A sacked Queensland psychiatrist tried to launch a defamation case against the hospital where junior doctors had written a six-page letter of complaint about him. Dr Babak Akbari was fired from Mackay Base Hospital, on the state’s central coast, in March 2019. He then tried to file a defamation case against the Mackay Hospital and Health Service and Dr Paul Henderson, who had made the decision to terminate Dr Akbari’s employment at the hospital and who referred him [...]

Ashok Bharucha, State College psychiatrist, sentenced

Ashok Bharucha Ashok Bharchua (Centre County Prison) Centre Daily State College psychiatrist pleads guilty after sexual misconduct allegations By Bret Pallotto September 20, 2021 -- Excerpt A State College psychiatrist accused of sexual misconduct with a patient was sentenced Monday to two years of probation. Ashok Bharucha, 54, pleaded guilty Monday to one misdemeanor count of simple assault. One felony count of sexual assault and two misdemeanor counts of indecent assault were dropped. Bharucha was accused of performing unwanted oral sex on a patient during a June 2020 appointment at his downtown State College office, borough police [...]