Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Wild story about the actions an ex-doctor allegedly took when LA Times reporters started investigating whether he was continuing to practice without a license

Allegations include staging an attempted home invasion to frame the reporter, and breaching the LA Times' computer system to reroute the reporter's paycheck. Also:

The medical board had been the subject of a series of recent Times investigations looking at its discipline of troubled doctors.

In the last three fiscal years, the board has received nearly 1,000 complaints about people practicing medicine without a license, including doctors who had lost their licenses, board spokesman ... said. Only three such doctors were referred to local prosecutors, but [he] refused to identify them.

[He] could not say whether any of the three doctors referred to prosecutors had been charged, let alone convicted, because the board does not track the outcomes of such cases, he said.