California Board of Medical Quality
December 21, 1982
On or about June 8, 1981, in the case entitled United States of America v. Theodore A. Goodman, Case No. 81-0330-N-Criminal, pending before the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, respondent was convicted of the unauthorized sale of Government property in violation of 18 U.S.C. 641 (felony) to wit:
“On or about May, 1977, through November, 1979, in the Southern District of California, defendant THEODORE A. GOODMAN, M. D., unlawfully, willfully and knowingly did without authority sell, convey, and dispose of things of value in excess of $100.00 of the United States Veterans Administration, an agency of the United States, in that defendant THEODORE A. GOODMAN, M. D., supplied for sale to private biomedical companies human organs, tissue and fluids removed during autopsies from the bodies of deceased patients at the Veterans Administration Hospital, San Diego, California, while said human organs, tissues and fluids were in the possession, custody and control of the United States Veterans Administration; in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 641.”
Respondent was placed on probation for 18 months and fined $500.00.
As a result of said conviction, respondent is guilty of unprofessional conduct in violation of section 2236 of the Code.