In Wilmington Delaware a physician found guilty two years ago of raping dozens of children has filed an appeal for a new trial.
Doctor Earl Bradley claims that he was denied the right to hire his own attorney after law enforcement put a hold on his bank accounts. He was instead assigned a public defender.
Bradley, age 60, was sentenced to 14 life sentences for raping and sexually abusing hundreds of – and possibly as many as 7,000 – child patients, after his conviction in 2011.
The Delaware Supreme Court has already rejected an appeal that detectives illegally seized videotapes of Bradley assaulting patients, whose average age was three.
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Isn’t it interesting that lab coat lunatic Bradley is not arguing in his appeal, that the doctor on the video raping infants was not him.
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In the city of Newark a family medicine practitioner has been convicted in a widespread medical laboratory patient referral scam.
According to U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman, Doctor Joel Fischgrund, age 60, changed his ‘not guilty’ plea to ‘guilty’ last Monday, in a case of accepting bribe money from a company which called itself Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services. Fischgrund admitted in federal court that he was paid $1,500 a month for an illegal agreement with the Parsippany medical lab for referring patients’ blood specimens.
Court records show that 10 other doctors have already been convicted in the same medical fraud scheme involving Biodiagnostic Laboratory. The conspiracy involved an estimated $100,000,000 in payments to the lab from insurance payers, and several million dollars in bribery cash to the criminal doctors.
U.S. agents report they have recovered at least $7,000,000 million so far, according to attorney Paul Fishman.
Fischgrund MD could be sentenced to five years in federal prison when he faces Judge Stanley Chesler in U.S. District Court in Newark, on April 1.
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For the past 25 years, the tiny state of New Jersey has consistently ranked in the top 5 in generating doctors committing felony-level crimes. We find this very interesting.
Of course, few of these run-of-the-mill lab coat lunatics can match the mental midgetry of doctor Amed Rashed, who amputated a dead man’s hand; took it to a topless bar to impress an exotic dancer he wanted to bed.*
What New Jersey lacks in size has never stopped that state from generating off-the-chart medical chutzpah with its never-ending litany of physician nut-cases.
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5 additional medical miscreants imprisoned for playing the patient ‘ghost visit’ games
Five more California physicians have been sent to federal prison for taking part in a widespread insurance fraud conspiracy:
> Ramanathan Prakash, MD, a 66-year in Northridge
> Alexander Popov, MD, age 46 of Los Angeles
> Lana LeChabrier, MD, age 62 in Santa Barbara
> Emilio L. Cruz, MD, age 61 of Carson
> Derrick Johnson, MD of Richmond
According to court records, the above doctors pretended to operate out of fake medical clinics in the cities of Carmichael, Richmond and Sacramento.
The typical behavior of the scamsters was that of Emilio Cruz, a so-called neurologist, who for years submitted hundreds of claims for payment to Medicare for patients he had supposedly evaluated in California, even while he was living and working in North Dakota.
The four physicians were caught up in a comprehensive fraud investigation in May, 2010 by federal agents, who discovered that more than $5,000,000 in fake billing had been paid out by Medicare, nearly all of which included requests for payment of services of hundreds of non-existent ‘patients.’
According to FBI reports, for example, criminal doctor La Chabrier was known to have received more than $400,000 in false payments from Medicare for patients she had signed off on, but had never seen. She attempted to flee the United States and was apprehended at the Canadian border. She was found to be carrying an expired passport; a bottle of hair dye and $50,000 in cash.
She is now serving a six-year term in federal prison.
Here is more on this preposterous doctor-fraud case:
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In the city of Las Vegas yet another Indian-born physician has been found guilty of blatant drug dealing.
Doctor Vinay Bararia, an internal medicine specialist, was arrested by undercover agents as he was peddling narcotics in the parking lot of Centennial Hospital. And on December 18 he decided to admit his criminal behavior in court.
According to federal drug investigators, Bararia, age 43, willingly sold a package of 500 narcotic tablets to undercover agents he believed were drug buyers.
In an absolutely ridiculous move, Bararia’s attorneys complained that federal agents’ conducting the undercover investigation were “racially insensitive” because their code-name for the operation was “Slumdog Billionaire.” This was a takeoff of the 2009 Slumdog Millionaire movie. The film portrayed an Indian man who attempted to gain wealth by winning a television game show and flee his life in the slums of India.
Bararia, now in a federal detention center, awaits sentencing. He was charged with 7 counts of illegal possession and distribution of oxycodone and hydrocodone in 2011 and 2012. The doctor, who was at one time a medical administrator at Centennial Hospital in Las Vegas, is now incarcerated as a “public safety risk.”
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This particular lab coat lunatic emigrated to the U.S. from India and was given the opportunity to attend George Washington University School Of Medicine. He graduated in 1989. He then learned – as so many foreign-born physicians do – that pushing drugs in America is a quick way to amass wealth. Had he not gotten careless, he might never have been caught.
This wayward physician will receive a slap on the wrist by the court system; he will lose his medical license for a time. He will then move to another state, where he will be issued yet another license, and that particular state medical board will do all in their power to ensure that his new patients never learn of his criminal past.
Any chance that this drug dealer will be deported?
Absolutely not. The United States does not deport criminal doctors. We keep them around and allow them to commit still more crime on their new, unsuspecting neighborhoods.
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In Oklahoma City a physician suspected of being responsible for the deaths of nine people now sits in Oklahoma County Jail without bail.
Doctor William Valuck, age 71, was arrested while in Texas when authorities ran his name though the computer and discovered he was wanted in Oklahoma on felony warrants for nine homicides and more than 50 counts of illegal distribution of narcotics.
According to the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, detectives have been investigating Valuck for more than a year because of the string of patient overdoses.
The agency reports that Valuck, a pain management specialist, has demonstrated a history of prescribing excessive volumes of narcotics without any medical examinations at all. In fact, the records show he likely doled out nearly 800 doses PER DAY, for years.
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