Florida MD Smuggles Counterfeit Drugs; Rips Off and Lies to Cancer Patients. So Who’s Surprised?

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In lab coats, drug-scammers look almost normal, don’t they?

In the greater Tampa area a cancer specialist has been found guilty on 17 charges of Receipt of Counterfeit Drugs; 12 charges of Illegal Drug Smuggling; 10 counts of Healthcare Fraud and 5 charges of International Mail Fraud.

Federal investigators discovered that patients at East Lake Oncology in Palm Harbor had no idea that for 6 years Doctor Diana Anda Norbergs and her medical staff, were pushing illegal, misbranded drugs into their veins, including counterfeit chemotherapy drugs, that were never approved in the United States.

Prosecutors were able to prove that Norbergs routinely billed the federal Medicare insurance program, as well as numerous private insurance providers, for the cheaper, unapproved medications, and charge for the approved, more expensive drugs. She would then lie to patients, convincing them they were receiving FDA-approved drugs, when they were actually being smuggled into the U.S. from Germany, India and Turkey.

In fact, as far back as 2009, Norbergs was ordering unapproved drugs from foreign, unlicensed distributors. The drugs she ordered were cheaper versions of legitimate cancer meds from overseas, and were often mislabeled. At least one distributor – Quality Specialty Products – was known to have sold cancer meds that were missing vital ingredients, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

This dangerous physician did not care, because patient safety was not nearly as important to her as amassing wealth. She continued to order the questionable  meds, and in fact purchased $700,000 worth of misbranded, unapproved drugs in a single month in 2011 alone.

Norbergs was arrested in June, 2015. When she is sentenced in February, she faces a jaw-dropping 500 years in prison.

 Here’s another look:

https://www.justice.gov/usao-mdfl/pr/palm-harbor-oncologist-indicted-buying-unapproved-cancer-medications-foreign-sources

Are Doctors ‘Smarter Than a 5th-Grader?’ Not This Doggy Dimwit

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You’ll kindly note the tail.

A Southern California physician found guilty of blatant drug-dealing was sentenced last month to 3 years in Los Angeles County Jail.

According to the L.A. County District Attorney’s office, Doctor Richard Seongjun Kim, age 44, was convicted on 17 charges of Illegally Prescribing Narcotics on September 20. He owned and operated a small clinic on Western Avenue in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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Don’t bother  setting an appointment here. The doctor can’t see you today.

Using undercover agents working with the Drug Enforcement Administration to act as patients, law enforcement officers carried patient medical charts and x-rays into Kim’s clinic to support their request for pain medications.  One undercover “patient” brought in an x-ray of a large dog. Kim studied the film and then agreed that the patient’s “condition” merited narcotics to control the “pain.”

Investigators revealed that over a 90-day period in 2014 alone, the drug-dealing doctor wrote numerous prescriptions for Norco, Xanax, Soma and Adderall to so-called patients,  after performing no physical exams, taking no patient histories, writing no notes nor creating any medical charts.

Some folks think we make this stuff up.

Here’s another look:

http://patch.com/california/palosverdes/rpv-doctor-arrested-prescription-drug-abuse-case

 

 

How Well Does Physician Discipline Work? Check Out This Lab Coat Loon’s Case Before You Answer

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Dr James Randall Long. Don’t some criminals look almost normal?

“This doctor admitted he abused the public trust as a physician authorized to dispense controlled substances. He misused his medical license to prescribe a potentially lethal drug to a woman he knew had a substance abuse problem.” ( Jill Westmoreland Rose, U.S. Attorney)

In Lexington North Carolina still another physician has joined the National Practitioner Data Bank’s appalling list of doctor drug-pushers. Doctor James Randall Long confessed in October to Felony Distribution of Narcotics.

Lame-brain Long, age 56, appeared in a U.S. District Court in North Carolina before U.S. Magistrate Judge David Cayer, and admitted that he routinely wrote prescriptions for the drug, knowing that it was outside the scope of professional practice. He was providing the narcotics to a woman in return for sexual favors. He told the court that he knew the woman was a drug addict. Fentanyl is a powerful opioid that addicts often turn to because of its intense sensation of euphoria. It is far stronger than heroin with often fatal side effects.

Long also admitted that he wrote narcotic prescriptions in other peoples’ names, many of whom had no idea their names were being used in a drug scam.

Now, did any of this surprise the North Carolina Medical Board? It certainly shouldn’t have. This shameful physician has been scamming systems and pushing drugs for years. As far back as October 2004, the Board discovered Long was writing illegal narcotic prescriptions to another patient he was having an affair with. Did they revoke his license for drug-pushing and/or having a sexual relationship with a patient? Of course not. They spanked his drug-dealing, horny-toad butt with a – now hold your ponies here – a 4-week license suspension. And they told him to take a “class” called Physicians Health Program.

That oughta teach him, right? 

Guess not. In March 2008, Long was arrested for stealing the Dish Network satellite television signals, by using DreamBox media devices. What did the medical board do to this juvenile delinquent in a lab coat?

They told him to please not commit crimes anymore.

Grab your guppies. That’ll teach him.

So now, Doctor James Randall Long could get a prison term of 20 years and a $1,000,000 fine.

We can promise you this: He won’t get either one.

America love’s its bad boy doctors. Yes, we do. And absolutely nobody loves and shelters them from their own screwy behavior – nobody protects dangerous doctors more than state medical boards. Who makes up state medical boards, which are honor-bound to ensure public safety and  discipline doctors?

Why . . . other doctors.

Is that a sweet swindle, or what?

Here’s more:

http://www.greensboro.com/ap/lexington-doctor-pleads-guilty-in-federal-court-to-unlawful-distribution/article_a19da1fb-82b2-5b52-8dcf-b35d98eb60d4.html

60-Year-Old Pennsylvania MD Confesses to Luring Young Girl for Sex

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Dr Robert Franzino had the hots for his 15-year-old neighbor girl

“I want to see your body in all of its glory.” (Dr Robert Franzino, to young neighbor girl)

A physician who once practiced in the Pittsburgh area admitted in court this week to pursuing a sexual relationship with a teenage girl. He confessed to using his cell phone and social media to lure a 15-year-old neighbor into sending him sexually explicit photos.

Doctor Robert Franzino, age 60, had already lost his medical  license in a “drugs-for-sex” case embarrassment more than 10 years ago. He was found to have been prescribing narcotics to 4 different women in exchange for sexual favors. According to case records, he was employed at Excela Westmoreland Hospital in the town of  Greensburg in 1999.

He was sentenced to 10 years probation and prohibited from practicing medicine in Pennsylvania. The state medical board revoked his license in November 2005.

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How many MDs see the public

Some fools just don’t learn.

Federal prosecutors took the most recent case in May and charged Franzino, an emergency room MD, for pursuing an underage sexual relationship, which could result in a life sentence. Investigators testified he sent social media messages – sent between Sept 2015, and March 2016 – to offer the teenager drugs and cash for sex.

As far back as 2002, this lab coat loon was finding multiple ways of getting into trouble, being found guilty of state drug law violations and Insurance Fraud.

State medical boards don’t learn very quickly either. They repeatedly relicense these habitual criminals.

This time, Frisky Franzino faces a 20-year term in prison when he is sentenced by U.S. District Judge Arthur Schwab in February. We can assure you he will get considerably less, because . . . well, he wears a lab coat for a living.

And by now, if you’ve learned anything from the Medical Miscreant website – America just loves their bad-boy doctors, even when they push drugs and rape children.

Here’s another view of this pathetic case:

http://triblive.com/news/adminpage/10142819-74/franzino-greensburg-sex

Kansas Drug-Pusher MD and Wife Have Their Appeal Denied in Federal Court

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Ever wonder why criminals smile when they walk into court? We do.

In Denver Colorado the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to overturn the convictions of Doctor Stephen J Schneider and his wife Linda, who owned and operated a medical clinic in the city of Haysville Kansas. They were found complicit in the drug overdose deaths of at least 68 “patients”, and were sent to prison in 2010.

 

The Schneiders’ attorneys had appealed their case. But a three-judge panel of the Federal court ruled last week to uphold the original Kansas state court decision.

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Court records show that U.S. District Judge Monti Belot agreed with the prosecution in the trial 6 years ago, that the Schneiders ran the Schneider Medical Clinic as a drug-dealing front under the guise of a legitimate clinic, with no concern whatsoever for either proper medical protocols, or the safety of their so-called patients. Evidence at trial revealed that the Schneiders were well aware, for example, that people were turning around and routinely selling their prescriptions in the clinic’s parking lot.

Doctor Stephen Schneider, a pain management specialist, along with his wife Linda, a nurse, opened the clinic in 2002 in the small town of Haysville. Among other crimes, they instructed their staff members to issue prescription slips to people, which Schneider had pre-signed, for days when he was not in the clinic at all.

According to the prosecution, at least 100 of their so-called patients were taken to the local emergency room for overdoses, many by ambulance, and 68 of them died. In spite of the warnings by family members, law enforcement and ER doctors over the course of 5 years, that their patients were dying at a stunning rate, the Schneiders continued writing narcotic prescriptions for bogus patients by the thousands – dozens and dozens each day.

Finally in 2010, the Schneiders were found guilty of Healthcare Fraud resulting in death,   Illegal Prescription Dispensing resulting in death, and Money Laundering.

Doctor Stephen Schneider, now age 63, sits behind bars at the Forrest City Correctional Institution in Arkansas. He was sentenced to 30 years. His wife Linda now 59, must serve 33 years at Carswell Federal Medical Center in Texas. They will be eligible for parole in 20 years.

Here’s another look at this all-too-common doctor drug-pusher case:

https://www.ca10.uscourts.gov/opinions/15/15-3247.pdf

Here’s an excellent story in the New Yorker:

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/05/05/prescription-for-disaster

Airline Pilot Examiner MD Fesses Up: “Okay, So I’m a Drug Dealer”

There was a time when people would ask us why we keep making this stuff up. Now, after nearly 1,700 “true” cases of jaw-dropping physician brat-behavior, our readers finally “get it”. NO other profession generates more serious crime.

Here’s another poop-for-brains idiot:

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Yes, indeed. Doctor Gerald Surya assessed airline pilots for fitness-to-fly. Oh, he was a major New York drug dealer, too, right out of JFK airport. You gotta love U.S. healthcare

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/jfk-airport-pilot-doctor-pleads-guilty-selling-meds-article-1.2809194

Motorcycle Gang MD Finally Crashes & Burns

“The depth and breadth of his criminality was astounding. There was no explanation for his conduct other than unbridled, and amoral, greed.” (U.S. Attorney Zane D Memeger)

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Dr William J O’Brian

For two and a half years a drug-dealing machine masqueraded as a medical clinic in the working-class city of Levittown Pennsylvania. The scam was operated by a wacked-out doctor named William J. O’Brien. O’Brien, trained in osteopathic general medicine, had other “clinics” too, scattered across northern Pennsylvania and one in New Jersey. His drug-pushing biz was on track to make the doctor a literal fortune. Over a 26 month time-span that started in the winter of 2012, O’Brien and his cohorts raked in more than $5,000.000 by selling more than 500,000 pills.

As medical folks go, the O’Brian gang was a motley crew. Peter “The Nose” Marandino, for example, was their “patient” recruiter. Pat “The Redneck” Treacy shopped for business partnerships. Michael “Tomato Pie” Thompson managed the “medical records”. Not that there was much patient charting going on, because the doctor performed almost no patient care. What he did perform were lightning quick, hand-written narcotic prescriptions – tossed out by the hundreds of thousands. His business buddies were members in good standing of the street gang Pagans Motorcycle Club. Together they built one of the busiest prescription drug scams in the East, illegally selling hundreds of thousands of opioid pills for huge profits.

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The drug-pushing clinic was a strange twist on the usual pill mill scams that have popped up to fuel America’s appalling overdose death toll. The Pagans would recruit “patients,” willing to pay $250 cash for oxycodone or Xanax prescriptions. O’Brien would falsify medical records to indicate the patients were in pain. When clients couldn’t pay, the doctor would trade prescriptions for “sex time”. They recruited nude dancers from a local strip club, and the women would service the doctor in lieu of cash payments. The dancers testified they routinely performed oral sex on the doctor, in order to pay off other peoples’ debts.

The disgusting scam was able to fly under the radar for quite a while. But in January 2015, Pennsylvania state prosecutors charged the doctor with Narcotic Distribution Conspiracy, in a whopping, 127-count indictment against O’Brian, his wife and 8 of his buddies.

All of his drug-scheme buddies, and his wife, confessed. And after a trial that lasted a month and a half, O’Brien, age 51, has been found guilty on nearly all charges.

So this week, a federal judge handed down his sentence. The lab coat loon was escorted away in handcuffs, to begin his 30 years in prison.

Here’s another look:

http://articles.philly.com/2016-05-25/news/73318588_1_o-brien-fbi-agent-biker-gang