Las Vegas Doctor Gets Two-Year Sentence for Drug-Peddling

In Nevada, a pain management specialist who had pleaded guilty last month to unlawfully selling prescriptions for addictive painkillers, has been sentenced to 24 months in state prison.

#1 Killer in America

#1 Killer in America

Doctor James E. Tinnell, age 74, admitted that on four separate incidents between July 2010 and April 2011, he unlawfully wrote prescriptions for hydrocodone and oxycodone to two patients who did not have the medical necessity for them. The patients were undercover law enforcement officers posing as patients. During these visits, no appropriate medical history, physical exam or lab work was done, to determine need for the requested drugs.

Tinnell worked out of the Russo Medical Clinic, located at 2900 East Desert Inn Road Suite #108 in Las Vegas. No other physician at that clinic was implicated in the case.

Nevada U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden said, “Dr. Tinnell is one of four doctors charged federally in Nevada over the last two years with unlawfully distributing prescription painkillers.

“The abuse of prescription drugs in Las Vegas is a serious problem. My office has, and will continue to devote substantial resources towards protecting the community from the harms that result when corrupt physicians breach their duty to prescribe dangerous drugs responsibly.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control, overdose deaths from painkillers prescribed by doctors, have skyrocketed in the past decade. Every year, nearly 15,000 people die from overdoses of drugs issued by physicians – far more than those who die from heroin and cocaine combined.

 

 

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Alabama Jury Finds Pediatric Doctor Guilty on Child Predator Charges

A federal jury in Mobile, Alabama spent less than an hour determining that a child specialist should be convicted in an attempt to lure a 15-year-old boy into a sexual rendezvous.

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Dr Murali Reddy

Doctor Murali K. A. Reddy remained expressionless as the verdict of “Guilty” was read by the jury foreperson.

Reddy is a 30-year-old physician from India who had been in the U.S. for less than a year. He was working as a child medical specialist at the University of South Alabama Children’s & Women’s Hospital at the time of his arrest on May 23.

Detectives from the Saraland Police Department testified that the defendant had an ongoing personal ad looking for ‘platonic companionship’ on Craigslist, but when secretly contacted by police, he quickly turned the email conversation to oral sex.

During the trial, the jury saw transcripts of emails, followed by text messages, where the doctor gave detailed descriptions of himself and his sexual organs.

“You’ll see how careful the defendant was,” Murphy said, telling jurors that Reddy was cautious not to use his name or other identifiers. “There’s no misunderstanding what his intent was or what his actions were.”

Defense attorney Neil Hanley conceded during his opening statement that his client was looking for a sexual contact. “It is very clear what he was seeking. Let’s get that out of the way,” Hanley said. “He was seeking oral sex.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Maria Murphy, who prosecuted the case, focused on Reddy’s medical specialty during the trial.

“This man is supposed to be caring for children,” she stressed. “Instead, he’s trolling on Craigslist, trying to harm them.”

Doctor Reddy now faces a 10-year prison sentence.

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It is important to note that Murali Reddy, MD will likely not be deported to India as he should be, and will almost certainly regain a medical license. Why?

Because in the United States, when it comes to discipline and public safety, we hold doctors to the lowest standards of any profession.

 

Physician-Scamsters Found Guilty in Stem Cell Implant Scheme

A jury at the Lloyd George federal court in Las Vegas has convicted two medical men of defrauding chronically ill patients, by subjecting them to experimental stem-cell implants.

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Dr Ralph Conti

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Alfred Sapse

Doctor Ralph Conti and a self-described medical researcher named Alfred Sapse were found guilty Wednesday of conspiracy, mail fraud, as well as wire fraud.

Investigators report that the 86-year old Sapse had – for more than 5 years – successfully convinced patients to undergo useless surgeries, involving placenta tissue implants into their abdomens. At least two patients became seriously ill as a result of the scam.

Sapse, a Romanian-born con artist, set up a fraudulent Nevada corporation called StemCell Pharma, Inc. in order to put a legitimate face on his “research” projects.

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Police were able to prove that Conti, age 51 and a pediatrician in Henderson, Nevada, was recruited by the elderly Sapse in 2006, and accepted a $60,000 payment to implant stem cells into as many as 30 ailing patients. More than 100 other patients underwent useless – and highly dangerous – surgical procedures, and paid out more than $1,000,000 in cash.

Conti and Sapse face a maximum of 20 years in federal prison.

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Palm Springs Physician Sentenced Yet Again for Identity Theft & Forgery

A former Coachella Valley obstetrician has been sent to prison once again for a multitude of Prescription Fraud crimes.

Dr Lisa Michelle Barden

Doctor Lisa M. Barden, age 43, was arrested most recently in Riverside county after she had tried to use a fake drug prescription at the Main Street Pharmacy in the city of Corona. As she had in the past, she used another doctor’s medical license number and prescription information to make her purchase for narcotics. As in the past also, the pharmacy staff recognized her and called the Corona police.

Barden’s charges included identity theft; forgery; falsification of a prescription, as well as check fraud and misrepresentations of her legal status, claiming she was a licensed doctor. The California State Medical Board had in fact revoked her license following her previous convictions.

Lisa Barden was sentenced to five years in prison but will very likely spend less than two years in confinement, due to her ‘non-violent’ felony status.

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We find the following information regarding Lisa Barden, MD worth mentioning. In dissecting the details of her previous case, it is abundantly clear that this habitual street criminal in a lab coat was originally found guilty of 275 Felonies, yet served one year behind bars. That works out to be a little more than one day per crime.

The ugly reality is this: No one else in society is held to a lower standard of discipline than errant doctors.

(California State Medical Board Abstract)

Name: Lisa Michelle Barden, Osteopathic physician & surgeon:

Complaint Number: 002008002165
Description of Conviction: CONVICTED – 275 FELONIES – 74 COUNTS – ID THEFT

70 COUNTS – ATTEMPTED THEFT

65 COUNTS – FRAUD

65 COUNTS – NARCOTIC POSSESSION

Date of Conviction: October 13, 2009
Court: RIVERSIDE CO. SUPERIOR COURT
Docket: RIF147889
Sentence: 7YRS 8 MOS – SENTENCE SUSPEND 60 MONTHS – FORMAL PROBATION

360 DAYS INCARCERATION

1000 HOURS – COMMUNITY SERVICE

3-YEAR MEDICAL PRACTICE SUSPENSION

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Wife of Indian-born MD Who Bombed Another Doctor Sent to Prison

In Little Rock Arkansas, the wife of a doctor already in prison for a bombing that critically injured the chief of the Arkansas State Medical Board, is being sent to prison herself.

Sangeeta Mann

Sangeeta Mann, age 51,  was reported by detectives to have hidden evidence implicating her husband, Doctor Randeep Mann, during the 2009 attempted murder of Doctor Trent Pierce. Pierce, 54, the head of the Arkansas Medical Board, was badly burned in the attack and was initially listed in very critical condition.

A federal jury convicted Randeep Mann, age 52, in 2010, of using a weapon of mass destruction and destroying a vehicle with an explosive in the February ’09 attack that nearly killed Dr. Trent Pierce. Mann, a federal firearms dealer, also was convicted of illegally possessing 98 grenades and a machine gun. Investigators revealed that Mann was being disciplined by the state medical board on a number of issues, including the drug deaths of several patients.

Mad Bomber Dr Randeep Mann

During the trial of Sangeeta Mann, the jury listened to a number of phone conversations between her and her husband, who is serving a life sentence. They then convicted her of obstruction of justice. She will serve one year in jail.

Dr Trent Pierce lost his left eye in the attempted murder by another doctor

Dr Trent Pierce’s Car

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Randeep Mann is an Indian-born physician who emigrated to the U.S. after his medical training at the Armed Forces Medical College, University Of Pune, Maharashtra, India.

And people have the nerve to criticize us for pointing out  the Third World Assassins among us. We pity the fools.

 

 

Botox-Doc Rolls the Dice on Poker Face Scheme

In the smoke & mirrors world of health care, there exist more than a few niches where patient ‘health’ is no part of the equation at all. And with a citizenry as gullible as the typical American – pill-peppy and gizmo-giddy – allowing sharp objects to be stuck into their faces for doctor-profit, strikes us as sheer madness on the part of both the “patient” and the drug-pusher.

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One botulinum toxin poster child

And so enters physician Jack Berdy in New York, whose contributions to society now include “Pokertox,” – the nifty new doctor-toy that can paralyze a card sharp’s expression to his or her advantage. A mere handful of nerve toxic injections into one’s forehead or mouth and presto! The perfect drug-induced poker face.

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Lab coat prostitution? You be the judge

“Some people might get a card they like or don’t like and raise their eyebrows,” Berdy told The Huffington Post. “We can fix that,” he manages to say with his own straight face.

Other “tells” on the face, he mentioned, might include a tendency to squint or curl the corners of the lips. While some players might want to make their stiff upper lip even stiffer, to avoid revealing their hand, Berdy said “Pokertox” can also be used to bluff.

Berdy MD, an internist by training, states the idea came to him because he used to be a gambler himself, so using Botox to create poker faces seemed natural.

Yes, he really did use those words.

Of course a little research reveals that busy-Berdy performs about 100 facial procedures each week, and his website reports he charges about $700 for his Pokertox injections.

Just for fun, you might want to add up all those zeroes, and then ask yourself how deeply you suspect the fangs of prostitution have sunk into the flesh of U.S. “health care” professionals.

Just makes one proud to be an American.

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Manhattan Neurologist Arrested While Taking Upskirt Photos on Subway Stairs

New York doctor Adam Levinson, age 39, is described as an assistant professor of urology at the Mount Sinai school of medicine, as well as an accomplished surgeon.

Dr Adam Levinson

Yet according to investigators, Levinson had a recreational habit of holding a rolled up newspaper in his hand as he climbed subway stairwells, with a camera-pen inside. He was witnessed by a former law enforcement officer walking directly behind women in short skirts, secretly filming them all the way up the stairs.

His  arrest occurred near the busy Union Square station. When police apprehended the doctor they confiscated the pen, which turned out to be a tiny video camera.

Secret Video Camera

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Update:

More Evidence Discovered at Home of Doctor Caught Secretly Filming Up Womens’ Skirts

A search conducted by police on the home of Mount Sinai physician Adam Levinson has turned up additional evidence that reveals he has been taking secret upskirt photos of subway travelers for some time.

Investigators report that at the West Village apartment of Levinson, they discovered another  camera with lewd photos of other unknowing victims, none of whom have been identified.

A spokeswoman for Mount Sinai Medical Center stated Levinson was suspended immediately, and the hospital would conduct its own investigation.

Levinson was released from custody on $15,000 bail.

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Case Update:

January 17, 2014

Physician Adam Levinson admitted in a Manhattan court this week that he did indeed use a secret camera in Union Square to take pictures up a woman’s skirt was granted a no-jail plea deal in a Manhattan court Wednesday.

Levinson — formerly of Mount Sinai Medical Center but fired last year in the wake of his July arrest — pleaded guilty to one of the 10 counts against him.

“Is it true you committed the offense?” asked Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Richard Carruthers.

“Yes,” replied the doctor.

The judge sentenced Levinson to five years probation and granted the defense’s request that the doctor not have to register as a sex offender.

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Our Thoughts:

Because Levinson MD specializes in urology and did not lose his medical license, he will continue his career of legally examining other peoples’ genitals for money.

Rather poetic, wouldn’t you say?

In medical school the matter of med students gravitating toward a profession which offers a “high voyeur factor” is a common subject of pizza night discussion.

And so it goes.

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