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Rahim Charnia, Mumbai psychiatrist, arrested for “selling cakes infused with drugs”

Rahim Charnia ETV BHARAT NCB arrests psychiatrist for selling cakes infused with drugs July 14, 2021 --Excerpt The NCB seized drug cakes weighing 10 kg from the accused. In addition to this, the agency also recovered 1 lakh 72 thousand in cash along with 320 grams of opium and 50 grams of hashish from the accused. Mumbai: In a major success the Narcotics Control Bureau has arrested a man in Mumbai in connection with a case of drug trafficking. The accused was making and selling intoxicating cakes through his bakery. Originally a psychiatrist, the accused had started a bakery in [...]

Rahim Shafa, Lexington psychiatrist, indicted in money laundering scheme

Rahim Shafa Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Massachusetts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 8, 2021 Lexington Doctor and Wife Charged in Superseding Indictment in International Money Laundering and Health Care Fraud Scheme BOSTON – A Lexington doctor and his wife, who works as his office manager, were charged today in a superseding indictment in connection with an international money laundering scheme involving importing illegal, misbranded drugs. Rahim Shafa, 64, was indicted on health care fraud conspiracy, international money laundering conspiracy, money laundering, conspiracy to defraud the United States, illegally importing merchandise contrary to law and receiving [...]

Aruna Khilanani, NYC shrink, talked about shooting white people

Aruna Khilanani New York Post NYC shrink who talked about shooting white people now says they are ‘psychopathic’ By Samuel Chamberlain June 18, 2021 -- Excerpt The New York City psychiatrist who stunned a Yale School of Medicine audience in April when she revealed her fantasies of “unloading a revolver into the head of any white person that got in my way” characterized white people as “psychopathic” Thursday in an interview with disgraced former CNN pundit Marc Lamont Hill. Dr. Aruna Khilanani — who also revealed in her talk at Yale’s Child Study Center April 6 that white people “make [...]

Emilio González Fernández, Spanish psychiatrist, convicted

Emilio González Fernández The European Times Spanish psychiatrist convicted of sexual abuse expelled by medical association Originally written by Xurxo Melchor, for La Voz de Galicia, in Spanish. June 4, 2021 -- Excerpt: The organisation’s board of directors stresses that Emilio González Fernández’s behaviour is not in line with the ethical and deontological values of the profession. The board of directors of the Official College of Doctors of A Coruña has unanimously approved the expulsion from the institution of the psychiatrist from Santiago convicted of sexual abuse of a patient. Emilio González Fernández is thus provisionally removed from the profession [...]

Jan Freml, Czech psychiatrist, sentenced to 3 years

Google translation: Jan Freml Novinky.cz The psychiatrist wanted to insure the child of premature birth, he was given a condition for endangering the woman May 26, 2021 By Patrik Biskup -- Excerpt Jan Freml, a psychiatrist (68), was sentenced to three years in prison at the Regional Court in Pilsen on Wednesday for trying to suffer serious injuries. According to the indictment, he was supposed to try to induce premature birth in a woman from Ostrava when, at the 35th week of her pregnancy, she was injected at home with the hormone oxytocin, which can only be given in a [...]

Agustina Cosachov, psychiatrist, charged in death of soccer star

Agustina Cosachov Los Angeles Times Diego Maradona’s doctors and nurses charged with involuntary manslaughter in his death By Associated Press May 20, 2021 --EXCERPT BUENOS AIRES — Seven health professionals who tended to Diego Maradona in the days before his death have been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Maradona, who led Argentina to victory in the 1986 World Cup, died of a heart attack Nov. 25 at a residence outside Buenos Aires following brain surgery two weeks earlier. He was 60. A medical board’s report given to prosecutors this month concluded that Maradona was in agony for more than 12 hours, [...]

Pritpaul Singh, NJ Psychiatrist, License Revoked

Pritpaul Singh NJ.com 3 doctors lose their licenses for sexual misconduct toward patients, says N.J. attorney general By Karin Price Mueller April 28, 2021 -- Excerpt ... The third revocation was the license of psychiatrist Dr. Pritpaul Singh, 71, “for his alleged involvement in sexual activity with a female patient, violation of the standards for prescribing controlled dangerous substances (CDS), failure to utilize the Prescription Monitoring Program, and failure to monitor patient compliance with treatment,” the state said. Singh was never criminally charged and phone numbers linked to him were out of service. The revocations follow reforms announced by the [...]

Tony Tsitos, Virginia Psychiatrist, busted for child porn

Tony Tsitos Florida Times-Union St. Augustine man charged in child-porn case is well-known Virginia psychiatrist Tony Tsitos gained notoriety treating 'Three Faces of Eve' patient By Emily Bloch February 5, 2021 -- Excerpt The St. Augustine man charged Thursday with 15 counts of possession of child pornography is a well-known psychiatrist associated with treating the woman who inspired the Oscar-winning film "The Three Faces of Eve," records show. Tony Anastasios Tsitos, who practiced adult and child psychiatry for more than 50 years in Virginia, was arrested after police said they found thousands of sexual images of children — including some [...]

Absüssamed Köse, resigns from Psych Department

Abdussamed Kose [aka Absüssamed Köse aka Absussamed Kose aka Abdussamed K.] Abdussamed Kose - psychiatrist Bianet ARRESTED IN US FOR ‘SOLICITATION OF A MINOR’ Marmara University’s Head of Psychology Department resigns İstanbul - BIA News Desk January 16, 2021 -- Excerpt As reported by Evrim Kepenek from bianet, “arrested for online solicitation of a minor in the US, the man became a head of department in Turkey.” The Head of Psychology Department of Marmara University has resigned from office. After it was understood that Assoc. Prof. Abdüssamed K., [aka Absüssamed Köse] the Head of Psychology Department [...]

Abdussamed K. – head of Turkish psychology department

Abdussamed K. Abdussamed Kose - psychiatrist Bianet Arrested for ‘solicitation of minor’ in US, man is now a department head in Turkey Having served time in prison and with his physician-in-training permit temporarily suspended in Texas for “online solicitation of a minor”, psychiatrist Abdussamed K. is now the head of the psychology department at a university in İstanbul. By Evrim Kepenek İstanbul - BIA News Desk January 15, 2021 Assoc. Prof. Abdussamed K. is reportedly the head of the Psychology Department of Marmara University in İstanbul despite being arrested for "online solicitation of a minor" in the [...]

University Psychology department head arrested

University Psychology department head Abdussamed Kose [aka Absüssamed Köse] Abdussamed Kose - psychiatrist Duvar English Marmara University Psychology department head arrested for soliciting minor in 2015 January 15 2021 -- Excerpt Absüssamed Köse, a department head at Istanbul's Marmara University is listed on a sex offender registry in the United States for trying to solicit sex from a minor in the state of Texas, news portal Bianet reported on Jan. 15. Köse was working as a physician in Houston at the time of his arrest in April 2015, local media reported, and was arrested as a result [...]

Michael Robertson, Anchorage Psychiatrist, Sentenced

Michael Robertson Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office District of Alaska FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 6, 2021 Anchorage Doctor Sentenced For Prescribing Medically Unnecessary Opioids In Health Care Fraud Scheme Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced today that U.S. District Court Judge Sharon L. Gleason sentenced Michael Don Robertson, 68, a former Anchorage psychiatrist, to 12 months home confinement and 5 years of probation for conspiracy to commit controlled substance fraud and one count of health care fraud. Robertson knowingly and intentionally distributed controlled substances outside the usual course of professional practice and without a legitimate medical purpose. [...]

David Lelio, Charlotte Psychiatrist, Sentenced to Prison

David Lelio Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Western District of Virginia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, December 18, 2020 Charlotte Doctor Sentenced to Prison Time for Conspiring to Distribute Prescription Opioids ABINGDON, Va.- A Charlotte, North Carolina-based doctor and his wife were sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Abingdon on charges they conspired to illegally distribute prescription opioids in the Western District of Virginia and then made a false statement about the conduct, Acting United States Attorney Daniel P. Bubar announced. David Francis Lelio, 57, was sentenced today to 36 months in prison. Nadja Siiri Kujanson-Lelio, 51, was sentenced [...]

Muhammad Cheema, Perinton psychiatrist, sentenced to prison

Muhammad Cheema Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Perinton psychiatrist sentenced to 18 months in prison for health care fraud By Will Cleveland December 10, 2020 -- Excerpt A Perinton psychiatrist convicted of health care fraud and making false statements about health care matters was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison Wednesday. Dr. Muhammad Cheema, 47, who operated Upstate Psychiatry at 115 Sully's Trail, pleaded guilty in June. He was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Charles J. Siragusa to pay $813,495.48 in restitution to the health care benefit programs he defrauded. Between 2013 and 2017, Cheema submitted 5,000 false claims [...]

Memphis psychiatrist sentenced to four years in prison

Memphis psychiatrist Commercial Appeal Memphis psychiatrist arrested as part of federal opioid crackdown sentenced to 4 years in prison By Corinne S Kennedy October 30, 2020 --Excerpt A Memphis psychiatrist was sentenced to four years in prison and three years of supervised release for unlawfully distributing opioids. Richard Farmer, 83, was found guilty earlier this year for three counts of distribution of controlled substances outside the scope of professional practice and without a legitimate medical purpose. U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee D. Michael Dunavant's office announced the sentencing Friday and Dunavant called opioid abuse "an insidious epidemic [...]

Gavin Meany, Minn psychiatrist – imprisoned for sexual assault

Gavin Meany Star Tribune 7½-year sentence for Twin Cities psychiatrist who repeatedly sexually assaulted patient Gavin P. Meany will serve the first five years in prison and the balance on supervised release. By Paul Walsh September 10, 2020 -- Excerpt Gavin P. Meany, 39, was sentenced Wednesday in Dakota County District Court after pleading guilty in January to four counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Upon sentencing by Judge Jerome Abrams, Meany was taken into custody and will serve the first five years of his term in prison and then be under court supervision for life. Dakota County prosecutors had [...]

Queensland Psychiatrist offers own husband to patient for sex therapy

Queensland Psychiatrist Courier Mail Wacky sex therapy Shrink's hubby slept with patient By Kay Dibben August 15, 2020 -- Excerpt A PSYCHIATRIST who treated a female patient with sexual anxiety by getting her to have sex with her own husband — while she watched — has been fined $25,000. The doctor and her husband also had sex in front of the patient during the highly unconventional "sex therapy", a tribunal heard. The patient had previously lived with the psychiatrist and her husband as an au pair, and the two women later became friends. But it was during a therapeutic relationship, [...]

Memphis Psychiatrist Richard Farmer Must Surrender License

Memphis Psychiatrist Richard Farmer Legal Reader Pharmacist Who Stole Opioids Must Surrender License By Sara E. Teller July 2, 2020 -- Excerpt ... 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 [...]

Muhammad Arshad, Harvey Psychiatrist, Sentenced

Muhammad Arshad 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 addition, ARSHAD was [...]

Psychiatrist Richard Farmer guilty of distributing painkillers

Psychiatrist Richard Farmer Washington Post A psychiatrist was found guilty of distributing 1,200 painkillers after opioid task force bust By Kim Bellware February 24, 2020 -- Excerpt 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 [...]

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

Psych Richard Farmer Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs For Immediate Release 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, Tennessee, a licensed psychiatrist, was [...]

Clarence White, Syracuse Psychiatrist – license revoked for sex with patient

Clarence White Syracuse.com Syracuse psychiatrist accused of having sex with patient loses medical license By James T. Mulder January 14, 2020 -- Excerpt SYRACUSE, NY – The state has revoked the medical license of a Syracuse psychiatrist accused of having sex with a patient. Dr. Clarence White, 44, was working at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca in 2017 when he entered into an inappropriate relationship with a female patient he was treating, according to the state Board for Professional Medical Conduct. He asked the patient for her phone number, socialized with her, started a sexual relationship and gave her [...]

Padmini Nagaraj, New Orleans Psychiatrist, sentenced for fraud

Padmini Nagaraj Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Louisiana FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 13, 2020 Kenner 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 PADMINI NAGARAJ, age 62, a resident of Kenner, Louisiana was sentenced on January 9, 2020 by U.S. District Judge Barry W. Ashe to four years’ probation, which includes 250 hours of community service, in connection with her guilty plea to conspiracy to commit health care fraud. In addition, NAGARAJ was fined $10,000 [...]

Amina Rafi, UK psychiatrist, suspended after lying that she had cancer

Amina Rafi Daily Mail Doctor, 25, is suspended after lying that she had cancer to her bosses at Broadmoor Hospital where patients include the Yorkshire Ripper By Lara Keay December 12, 2019 -- Excerpt A junior doctor at Broadmoor Hospital who lied about having breast cancer has been banned from treating patients. Trainee psychiatrist Dr Amina Rafi, 25, told colleagues at the maximum security hospital she had the disease, was four years older than she was, and that she was a member of the Royal College of Physicians... At the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester, she admitted dishonest [...]

Jacob McClean, South Florida Psychiatrist Arrested

Jacob McClean local10.com South Florida doctor arrested after dispensing meth to patients, DEA says Dr. Jacob McClean faces federal drug charges By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor, Neki Mohan - Anchor/Reporter June 17, 2019 -- Excerpt MIAMI - A South Florida doctor has been arrested on federal drug charges. Dr. Jacob McClean, 36, appeared in federal court Monday in Miami. The Pembroke Pines psychiatrist was arrested Friday by Drug Enforcement Administration agents. Federal authorities said McClean was illegally dispensing and using methamphetamine... Lambert said McClean was also writing prescriptions "for medications that are not medically necessary and are [...]