Richard Pines, Boise Psychiatrist, Arrested

Richard Pines Idaho Press Former Boise doctor arrested for sex crimes involving children KTVB STAFF March 20, 2023 -- Excerpt A Boise man and former adolescent psychiatrist is facing three felony counts of lewd conduct with a child under 16 after he was arrested Friday by multiple agencies. Boise Police said 63-year-old Richard Pines was arrested following “years of investigating” crimes in Ada and Boise counties. The crimes occurred against three minors in Boise County between 2004 and 2008, according to Friday’s news release. The Associated Press in 2015 reported the Idaho Supreme Court ruled Pines “violated state law [...]

Hemant Kumar Sharma, Townsville psychiatrist, suspended

Hemant Kumar Sharma Townsville Bulletin (Australia) Local psychiatrist hit with 3-year suspension March 17, 2023 By Cameron Bates -- Excerpt A TOWNSVILLE psychiatrist banned from treating women has now been suspended from practising in Queensland for the next three years. The Office of the Health Ombudsman confirmed that the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) had officially reprimanded Dr Hemant Kumar Sharma on February 28, 2023. "QCAT also suspended Dr Sharma's registration for three years," a spokesman said in a statement to the Townsville Bulletin. "The suspension takes effect from 30 April 2023." Healthlink Family Medical Centre in Cranbrook confirmed [...]

Brian Hyatt, Rogers psychiatrist, sued

Brian Hyatt KNWA Patient suing NWA psychiatrist for false imprisonment adds two attorneys By C.C. McCandless March 13, 2023 -- Excerpt WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — A woman suing a Rogers psychiatrist, alleging false imprisonment and other charges, has added two attorneys to her case. According to court documents, Karla Adrian-Caceres filed suit against Dr. Brian Hyatt and other defendants in Washington County circuit court, civil division, on January 17. Her complaint accused the defendants of false imprisonment, battery, outrage, assault and civil conspiracy stemming from their actions during her time at the Northwest Medical Emergency Department and the [...]

Howard Weiss, Greenwood Village Psychiatrist Pleads Guilty

Howard Weiss PRESS RELEASE Greenwood Village Psychiatrist Pleads Guilty to Illegal Distribution of Controlled Substances and Financial Crimes Wednesday, March 8, 2023 For Immediate Release U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado DENVER – The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces Howard Weiss, age 69, of Greenwood Village, pleaded guilty today to distributing a controlled substance outside the usual course of professional practice and for no legitimate medical purpose, structuring financial transactions in a way to evade reporting requirements, and engaging in monetary transactions greater than $10,000 in property derived from specified unlawful activity. He also [...]

PEI Psychiatrist Arvind Singh, focus of a 10-day hearing

PEI Psychiatrist Arvind Singh CBC Summerside psychiatrist disciplined over care of young patient By Carolyn Ryan March 08, 2023 -- Excerpt A College of Physicians and Surgeons of P.E.I. committee has found a Summerside psychiatrist guilty of professional misconduct, after a hearing in late January. The college says Dr. Arvind Singh engaged in "conduct or an act relevant to the practice of medicine that, having regard to the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by medical practitioners as unprofessional." The identities of three people complaining about Arvind's behaviour, one of whom was a patient, was not revealed in documents filed on [...]

Ashok Jain, Texas psychiatrist – settles

Ashok Jain PRESS RELEASE Psychiatrist settles claims for unnecessary brain stimulation treatments Friday, March 3, 2023 For Immediate Release U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas HOUSTON – A 61-year-old doctor and companies he owned and operated have agreed to pay the United States $3 million to resolve claims they improperly billed Medicare, announced U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani. Dr. Ashok Jain and companies known as Psychiatric Solutions P.C., Longview Psychiatric Center PLLC and Longview Psychiatric Center LP knowingly and willfully submitted, or caused the submission of, false claims to Medicare. The allegations included intentionally pressuring patients to accept unnecessary [...]

Duane Bevans, Provo Psychiatrist, WANTED

Duane Bevans CTV News Former Lethbridge psychiatrist faces charges in historical sexual assault By Michael Franklin Senior Digital Producer March 1, 2023 -- Excerpt Lethbridge police say a 77-year-old former psychiatrist, who once practiced in Alberta, faces sexual assault charges in connection with incidents dating back to the 1980s. Officials say a Canada-wide warrant has been issued for Duane Bevans, a resident of Provo, Utah. The arrest order was initiated as a result of an investigation that Lethbridge police began in 2020, after a female told them she had been sexually assaulted by her psychiatrist in the early 1980s. "The [...]

Zholia Alemi, UK psychiatrist, jailed

The Guardian Judge jails fake NHS psychiatrist and criticises ‘abject failure of scrutiny’ By Josh Halliday North of England correspondent February 28, 2023 -- Excerpt A bogus psychiatrist who practised in the NHS for 22 years with a fake degree has been jailed, as a judge criticised medical authorities for an “abject failure of scrutiny”. Zholia Alemi was ordered to serve seven years in prison after being found guilty of a “deliberate and wicked deception” that allowed her to treat hundreds of patients across Britain. Alemi, who is believed to be 60, earned £1.3m in wages after forging the degree [...]

Niazi Saifullah, Richmond psychiatrist, sex with patient

Niazi Saifullah The Progress-Index How a doctor with a history of malpractice got away with running multiple group homes Joyce Chu February 20, 2023 PETERSBURG—In 2005, a Richmond psychiatrist met with his patient at a hotel and engaged in sexual activities, handing her liquor and medical drugs. He ran a business that churned through dozens, at times over a hundred, patients a day—yet from at least 2011 to 2013, he didn't see many of the patients himself. Instead, his other unlicensed staff members diagnosed and prescribed medicine for them, which would sometimes be the wrong dosage. They took the prescriptions [...]

Stefano Maria Cogliati Dezza, Psychiatrist, Italy

Stefano Maria Cogliati Dezza Stupra e frusta la paziente: 4 anni allo psichiatra Corriere della Sera (Italy) By Giulio De Santis February 16, 2023 Prima, con una terapia ad hoc, ha consentito a una paziente di dimagrire. Poi, una volta carpita la sua fiducia, Stefano Maria Cogliati Dezza, 71 anni, psichiatra, l'ha spinta ad avere rapporti intimi estremi, obbligandola a farsi frustare o a subire colate di cera calda sulla schiena. Arrivando infine a stuprarla. Pratiche così dolorose da imporre iniezioni per ridurre la sofferenza. È questa la ricostruzione della Procura che ha convinto il gup Valeria Tommassini, al termine [...]

Adrian Buckner, Kingsport psychiatrist, suspended

Adrian Buckner WJHL State suspends Kingsport psychiatrist’s license By Jeff Keeling February 15, 2023 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) immediately suspended a Kingsport psychiatrist’s license Jan. 24 after he allegedly continued diverting drugs for his own use after an August 2022 drug-induced breakdown. In the Jan. 24 summary suspension, the state wrote Dr. Adrian Buckner’s “mental state while maintaining an active medical license poses an imminent danger to the citizens of Tennessee” and that the board of medical examiners “believes immediate action is necessary to prevent harm to patients.” Buckner, who owns Psychiatric [...]

Gordon Robinson, St. Louis Psychiatrist ordered to pay $5 million

Gordon Robinson KSDK-TV Psychiatrist, firm ordered to pay $5M over woman's 2016 death After a week-long trial, nine of the 12 jurors sided with Pyzyk and ordered Gateway Psychiatric Group LLC and Dr. Gordon Robinson to pay $5 million in damages. By Sam Clancy January 17, 2023 -- Excerpt ST. LOUIS — A psychiatrist and his firm were ordered to pay $5 million to the mother of a woman who died of a stroke in 2016. The mother, Debbie Pyzyk, filed a lawsuit in 2019 alleging Gateway Psychiatric Group LLC and Dr. Gordon Robinson of overprescribing her daughter for treatment [...]

Kearney psychiatrist Reynaldo de los Angeles, sentenced

Reynaldo A. de los Angeles Kearney Hub Kearney psychiatrist receives jail time for sexual assault of patient By Ashley Bebensee December 5, 2022 Updated Jan 15, 2023 -- Excerpt KEARNEY — A Kearney psychiatrist will serve nearly a year in jail for sexually assaulting a female patient. Reynaldo A. de los Angeles, 77, was sentenced in Buffalo County Court to 364 days in jail for misdemeanor third-degree sexual assault without consent. Judge Gerald R. Jorgensen Jr. gave de los Angeles one day credit for time already served. He will begin his jail sentence Jan. 2 at the Buffalo County [...]

Sanjay Masson, Thousand Oaks Psychiatrist, Insurance Fraud

Sanjay Masson Erik Nasarenko Ventura County District Attorney News Release Contact: Joey Buttitta Title: Communications Manager/PIO Phone: (805) 767-3400 Email: Approved: RHD Date: January 13, 2023 Release No.: 23-004 Thousand Oaks Doctor Pleads No Contest to Automobile Insurance Fraud Case: 2020021659 VENTURA, Calif. – District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Dr. Sanjay Masson (DOB 06/26/65), a Moorpark resident and Thousand Oaks area psychiatrist, pled no contest to charges of auto insurance fraud on Thursday, January 12, 2023. Masson was charged with two counts of knowingly submitting fraudulent insurance claims. Masson contacted Progressive Insurance in February 2020 and filed [...]

Gomathinayagam Kandasami, Singapore psychiatrist, sued

Gomathinayagam Kandasami ASIAONE Parents seeking $3.3m from psychiatrist and IMH over son's suicide By Selina Lum January 12, 2023 -- Excerpt SINGAPORE – In a lawsuit seeking an estimated $3.3 million in damages, the parents of a 31-year-old man who took his own life have accused two psychiatrists of being negligent in treating their son, which they say led to his suicide. Mr Steven Joseph Arokiasamy, 67, and Madam Tan Kin Tee, 66, are suing Dr Nelson Lee, a psychiatrist in private practice, and the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) for the actions of its senior consultant, Dr Gomathinayagam Kandasami. [...]

Nelson Lee. Singapore Psychiatrist, Sued for $3.3 Million

Nelson Lee ASIAONE Parents seeking $3.3m from psychiatrist and IMH over son's suicide By Selina Lum January 12, 2023 -- Excerpt SINGAPORE – In a lawsuit seeking an estimated $3.3 million in damages, the parents of a 31-year-old man who took his own life have accused two psychiatrists of being negligent in treating their son, which they say led to his suicide. Mr Steven Joseph Arokiasamy, 67, and Madam Tan Kin Tee, 66, are suing Dr Nelson Lee, a psychiatrist in private practice, and the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) for the actions of its senior consultant, Dr Gomathinayagam Kandasami. [...]

Trial of Humanity vs Psychiatrist Ernst Rudin

Ernst Rudin The European Times Trial of Humanity vs Psychiatrist Ernst Rudin as part of the UN 2023 Holocaust Remembrance and Education program By Newsdesk December 28, 2022 -- Excerpt Tuesday, 31 January 2023 – International Mock Trial on Human Rights 3:00 p.m. EST, United Nations Headquarters The International Mock Trial on Human Rights is the culmination of a year-long programme organized by The Social Excellence Forum (SEF) for a diverse group of 20-30 young leaders, ages 15-22 years, from several countries. The students will interrogate the actions and responsibilities of Ernst Rudin, the so-called father of Nazi Racial Hygiene. [...]

Anil Tambi, India Psychiatrist, arrested

Anil Tambi The Times of Truth Main Metropolis Psychiatrist Arrested By Ncb | Jaipur Information By Admin December 22, 2022 -- Excerpt Jaipur: Main psychiatrist Dr Anil Tambi was arrested by Narcotic Management Bureau (NCB) in a narcotic case on Wednesday. A senior drug management official mentioned that Tambi was discovered concerned in alleged irregularities within the stocking and sale of medicinal medication within the metropolis. The authorities had discovered about Tambi’s involvement in an unlawful drug stocking and sale community, the place some medication have been allegedly procured and bought with out correct monitoring. The NCB groups had [...]

Jason Stamper, Pikeville Psychiatrist, charged

Jason Stamper The Lexington Herald Leader (Kentucky) Kentucky doctor charged with possessing methamphetamine is barred from prescribing By Bill Estep December 19, 2022 -- Excerpt State medical regulators have barred a Kentucky doctor from prescribing drugs after he was charged with trafficking in heroin and possession of methamphetamine. The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure issued the emergency restriction against Dr. Jason N. Stamper effective Dec. 16. Stamper, 51, is a psychiatrist in private practice in Pikeville. He was licensed in Kentucky in 2003 after attending the Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine, according to board records. Police arrested Stamper [...]

Antonio Metastasio, UK psychiatrist, paid porn star patient for sex

Antonio Metastasio The Telegraph Leading Cambridge psychiatrist paid porn star patient for sex December 16, 2022 By By Telegraph reporters -- Excerpt A psychiatrist who lectures at the University of Cambridge paid a porn star patient for sex, then asked her not to tell anyone in case he was "#Me Too'd". Dr Antonio Metastasio, who also holds senior roles in the NHS and on Harley Street, arranged to meet the woman at a hotel after he stopped treating her. The Italian consultant, who called himself ‘Mari”' on an adult website, poured the model a glass of Prosecco then paid [...]

Vasish Seewoobudul, Brown-Sequard hospital psychiatrist, arrested

Google translation Vasish Seewoobudul The Daily Challenge Dismantling of a psychotropic drug trafficking network: a psychiatrist arrested for issuing a prescription December 9, 2022 Since last weekend, the Divisional Support Unit (DSU) of the Central Division has been working to dismantle a network of trafficking in psychotropic drugs. The investigation led to the arrest of psychiatrist Vasish Seewoobudul on Monday. This 43-year-old doctor practices at the Brown-Sequard hospital but also does consultations in a pharmacy in Curepipe. It is in this pharmacy, according to the police, that he would have issued prescriptions having been used to supply traffic... After [...]

Singapore Psychiatrist, Chan Herng Nieng, suspended

Singapore Psychiatrist The Straits Times Longer suspensions for 2 doctors who tried to exploit patient for sex By Selina Lum Senior Law Correspondent December 2, 2022 -- Excerpt SINGAPORE - Two doctors who colluded to exploit a patient, with one introducing his patient to the other so that the latter could have sex with the woman, had their suspension periods increased on Friday. Colorectal surgeon Julian Ong, who sent contact details of his patient to psychiatrist Chan Herng Nieng and told him, “Feel free to play your game”, was ordered to be suspended from practising medicine for two [...]

Gavin P. Meany, Twin Cities psychiatrist, gets more time

Gavin P. Meany Star Tribune Former Twin Cities psychiatrist who appealed term for raping patient gets more time at resentencing He is expected to serve slightly more than 6 3⁄4 years in prison. By Paul Walsh November 25, 2022 A onetime Twin Cities psychiatrist who won an appeal of his initial sentence for repeatedly sexually assaulting a patient in trauma therapy was given an even longer term the second time around. Gavin P. Meany, 41, was sentenced Wednesday by Dakota County District Judge Timothy McManus to a term of 12¾ years after pleading guilty to four counts of [...]

Franco Sicuro, Chesterfield Psychiatrist, pleaded guilty

Franco Sicuro PRESS RELEASE Chesterfield Psychiatrist Admits Conspiracy Linked to Health Care Fraud Tuesday, November 15, 2022 For Immediate Release U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri ST. LOUIS – A psychiatrist from Chesterfield, Missouri on Tuesday pleaded guilty in front of U.S. District Judge Sarah E. Pitlyk to a felony conspiracy charge and admitted that Medicare, Medicaid and other insurers lost more than $3.8 million based on fraudulent reimbursement claims submitted by clinical laboratories that he owned. Dr. Franco Sicuro, 67, has also agreed to forfeit $3.1 million from various sources. Sicuro ran, owned, served as the medical director [...]

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Thomas Wyatt, Georgia psychiatrist, arrested

Thomas Wyatt WSVN Georgia doctor accused in late 1970s child rape case takes plea deal; victim speaks out By Craig Stevens November 14, 2022 -- Excerpt SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A Georgia psychiatrist has taken a plea deal in a decades-old case of sexual battery involving several children. Dr. Thomas Wyatt is set to receive 17 years of probation for two counts of sexual battery on a minor. Police arrested the 66-year-old in Southwest Miami-Dade in 2021. Gentry Fry was one of three victims who came forward to accuse Wyatt of molestation when he was just 8 years [...]