Utah MD Who Murdered His Wife Back in Court for Sexual Assault

Dr Martin MacNeill

Dr Martin MacNeill

In the city of Provo a physician already in prison for killing his wife will go to trial in July as the result of sexual abuse of an adult family member.

Martin MacNeill, age 58, now faces a charge of forcible sexual abuse in an assault that law enforcement believes happened one month after his wife was found dead in a bathtub.

Michele MacNeill

Michele MacNeill

MacNeill was convicted of murder in November of last year for the death of his wife, Michele. Prosecutors were able to prove that the physician deliberately overdosed her following cosmetic surgery on her face, and left her to die in the couple’s bathtub.

MacNeill has yet to be sentenced in the murder case because of delays created by his attorney, who has filed multiple post-trial motions.

In the sexual assault case, the unnamed victim is expected to testify that she confronted MacNeill about the incident the day after it happened. She told investigators that the wayward doctor admitted committing the act, and apologized, saying he thought she was the ghost of his dead wife.

And people wonder why we call these people lab coat lunatics.

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New York Surgeon Kills Patient; Falsifies the Medical Record; Gets 60 days in Jail

Dr Oleg A Davie & victim Isel Peneda

What killed Isel Peneda? The God Complex of Oleg Davie

In the city of Brooklyn a doctor changed his “not guilty” plea to “guilty” this week, in a criminal malpractice case where the plastic surgeon botched a liposuction procedure that he should never have performed in the first place.

Investigators discovered what Doctor Oleg Davie, age 53, eventually admitted in Brooklyn Supreme Court, namely, that he falsified the medical chart after his patient’s death, in order to hide his reckless disregard for a pre-existing heart condition. Specifically, he deleted the part of the patient history that referenced she had undergone a heart transplant 8 years earlier.

Isel Pineda, age 51, collapsed and died in the medical office after her operation in 2012. At that time, Davie lied to the Paramedics as they attempted to revive her, saying she had no known heart history. The Paramedics were not fooled – they could see the well-healed surgical scar running the length of her chest.

Cosmetic surgery is considered off limits for heart patients because the anesthesia can cause serious complications.

“This woman should not have been operated on — period,” said one plastic surgeon who consults for the state. “You don’t screw around with people like this. He knew she had a heart transplant. He should have just said no.”

At the end of the trial, Prosecutor Patrick Cappock asked Davie the following question: “You knew she had a heart condition but you performed the surgery anyway, didn’t you?”

“Yes,” Davie replied.

A lawyer representing Pineda’s family said they would not comment on the ridiculous 60-day sentence, but last year her ex-husband, Jeffrey Mayer said, “She was stunning. She would walk into a room and the music would stop.”

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Our Observations:

It is more than just interesting that the New York State Department of Health had already restricted Davie to basic cosmetic medicine in 2011. He ignored the order.

Medical maniac Davie had such a reputation of misconduct that the state limited his practice to minor cosmetic procedures, such as wart removal and Botox injections.

The state’s Office of Professional Medical Conduct has cited Davie in seven cases for negligence; lying about cosmetic treatments; improper treatment and filing false reports. He was fined $100,000 and put on probation for three years. He also faces multiple malpractice suits by women who have reported laser burns and permanent scarring.

Davie has never been a board-certified plastic surgeon. But none of this has stopped him from performing operations he does not know how to do.

Incidentally, as of last week, Davie’s office was still taking appointments for future liposuction consultations.

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Another Day: Another ‘Third World Assassin’ – This One in Alaska


Dr Shubhranjan Ghosh

Dr Shubhranjan Ghosh

In the city of Anchorage a doctor sits in jail this Easter weekend after being arrested for billing the state Medicaid program for more than $300,000 for services that he never performed.

Doctor Shubhranjan Ghosh, age 39, is charged by the state with the following felonies:


>  Medical Assistance Fraud

>  Evidence Tampering

>  Scheme to Defraud an insurance provider

According to the Alaska Medicaid Fraud Control Unit,  Ghosh’s billing scam was discovered by an employee, when she came across an insurance bill for a patient whom she knew had not been at the office on the dates recorded. From there, detectives learned that Ghosh had been submitting false billings, “for years.”

Ghosh, who specialized in child psychiatry, operated a business called Ghosh Psychiatric Services at 9138 Arlon Street in Anchorage. He is believed to have entered into a three-year conspiracy with his office manager, fraudulently sending out bills for “ghost visits” beginning at least as far back as early 2010.

Investigators say this wayward physician charged more than $110,000 in “treatments” for all seven children of his office manager; at least $20,000 for “treating” children of a former girlfriend. And they now know he billed Medicaid $170,000 in psychiatric services for patients who never entered the office. The Fraud Unit discovered he billed more than $42,000 for office visits when he was not even in town.

Ghosh MD is now held on $100,000 bail, on three felony charges and one misdemeanor charge. His arraignment will be this week.

Here’s more:  http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/anchorage-psychiatrist-accused-of-medicaid-fraud/25522626

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Our Observations:

As so often happens, this particular lab coat lunatic immigrated to the United States, in his case from India. He graduated from Kasturba Medical College in Manipal in 1998. He soon learned, as so many immigrant doctors do, that the U.S. has absolutely no oversight, and they can operate with impunity. Had he not gotten careless, he might never have been caught.

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40 More MDs Found Guilty Last Week: This One a ‘Drugs for Sex’ Idiot

Dr Joshua Baron

Dr Joshua Baron

In the city of Chicago yet another physician has managed to step into deep doo-doo – this one because he thought it was cool to trade drugs in exchange for sexual encounters.

Joshua D. Baron MD, age 40, admitted in federal court that between the years 2006-2011 he traded thousands of doses of narcotics to as many as 16 different women.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago, Baron confessed that he would routinely post  ads on Craigslist offering to trade a variety of drugs for sex with strangers.

Baron was actually arrested in 2011 during an undercover operation. According to the court record, he showed up at an agreed upon location expecting to meet a woman for an illicit encounter. The plan was to trade an Adderall prescription for sex. He was instead greeted by a DEA/Chicago police task force.

Until his arrest Baron, a neurology specialist, treated children at St. Anthony’s Hospital; Stroger Hospital and Rush University Medical Center. His medical license and DEA registration were revoked in 2011.

Baron, who lives in Forest Park, is scheduled to be sentenced in June, by U.S. District Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer. He could be sent to federal prison for 20 years.

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Our Observations:

Before he decided upon a life of crime, Baron MD graduated from University of Massachusetts, one of the finest medical schools on earth. We find it just a little interesting that – because he graduated in 2000 – he actually spent more time in school than he did as a physician before he was arrested.

And people wonder why we call these nuts lab coat lunatics.

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Police: Baltimore MD Was Filming Women During Vaginal Exams


Gynecological Exam – Who do you choose to Trust?

Maryland state investigators announced this week that the files of Doctor Nikita Levy reveal that he had accumulated at least 1,200 secret photos and videos of his nude female patients.

Dr Nikita Levy

Dr Nikita Levy

Levy, age 54, who committed suicide one year ago upon learning that he was being investigated, was a gynecologist for Johns Hopkins Community Medicine.

According to Maryland state prosecutors, Levy filmed his patients by using tiny, secret cameras hidden inside pens during exams and procedures, a scheme that they believe had been going on since 2005.

A spokesman for the state attorney general’s office reports that, although Johns Hopkins has records of more than 12,000 patients treated by Levy during that timeframe, the number of victims is unknown.

For more than a year, investigators had remained silent about the volume of Levy’s secret activities. Detectives would say only that he was the sole suspect and that they were charging no one else.

The case is now the subject of a class-action lawsuit involving thousands of patients who fear they were victims.

Johns Hopkins spokeswoman Kim Hoppe told reporters that because the case was ongoing, her ability to comment freely is limited. She said, “We remain saddened that a member of our ranks would violate doctor-patient trust.”

Johns Hopkins fired Levy in February 2013, after a woman doctor reported on the “suspicious” pen  that he routinely wore on a chain around his neck. Four days later, police raided the doctor’s home.

It was 10 days later that he was found dead. Levy had left a suicide letter to his wife apologizing. His body was found suffocated with a plastic bag over his head.

Regretfully, the case of Nikita Levy is but one of many cases in which doctors have been found filming their nude patients. Here are two:

In August 2011 Delaware pediatrician Earl Bradley was sentenced to 14 life terms for sexually assaulting and filming hundreds of children.

In 2012 St. Francis Hospital in Hartford Connecticut paid out $50,000,000 to 150 victims of Doctor George Reardon, who used a medical study as a pretense to take sexually explicit photos of children.

Here’s more on the case: http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2013-11-01/news/bs-md-levy-class-action-20131101_1_hopkins-gynecologist-johns-hopkins-hospital-levy

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ABC’s 20/20 News Magazine Examines Our Medical Miscreant Case

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Investigative reporters Elizabeth Vargas and David Muir

You can Watch ABC’s 20/20 tonight, to see a case we referred to them in 2009.


“We are indebted to Mr. McDonald’s research in this extraordinary case of a physician who murdered his wife.”

(ABC News)

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