March 10, 2008, - 12:21 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
On this site, I’ve written repeatedly about jihadist doctors and medicine, “Religion of Peace” style. I’ve written about the jihadist Muslim doctor cell in Britain and their failed multiple terrorist attacks last summer, Islamic doctors who led various Islamic terrorist groups, who murdered patients to harvest organs, who murdered patients because they were Jewish, and who cut off hands of cadavers to give them as gifts to stripper girlfriends.
But you’ll never see that in the movies. (Gary Busey only plays fictional Jewish doctors who commit these sickening crimes on-screen, even though there is no record of a Jewish doctor ever having done thse things.)
Now, the latest doctor in this never-ending, real-life jihadist version of the movie, “Coma,” is Dr. Ali Moayed. Moayed, a urologist, lied to elderly patients who could not speak English, telling them they had cancer, so he could collect on phony insurance claims.
Since his defrauded patients were poor people who are apparently Latino aliens, it sounds like Dr. Moayed was running one of the medical mills my late father, an honest Medical Doctor decried, in which the poor are treated in mass volume numbers, receive poor medical treatment, and the unscrupulous doctor cleans up on questionable insurance claims.
This story is horrifying:
A Los Gatos doctor was sentenced Friday to three months in jail and three months of house arrest for falsely telling an 87-year-old patient he had prostate cancer and convincing him to undergo unnecessary therapy in which tiny radioactive rods were inserted into him with needles.
Ali Moayed, 41, was also accused of falsifying pathology reports for two other patients and recommending they undergo the treatment, known as brachytherapy. Moayed’s deception was uncovered before those two men had the procedure, Santa Clara County prosecutors said. All three instances were in 2005.
All three victims were older men who spoke English as a second language, Deputy District Attorney Bill Butler said.
Moayed pleaded guilty Jan. 25 to one count each of felony elder abuse and felony insurance fraud.
It’s still unclear why the urologist engaged in the deception. Moayed received about $5,000 in insurance payments for the treatment, but the amount was paltry compared with his income and property holdings, prosecutors said. [DS: Um, ever heard of greed? Hello . . . ? Then, there is the concept of “Halal Money,” money that is extra special because it is garnered by ripping off non-Muslims. That’s what this is.]
“There was no financial angle to this,” Butler said. “We may never have the answer.” [DS: Um, repeat comment above.]
During a California Medical Board hearing before he surrendered his license, Moayed told investigators the three patients were going to get cancer anyway, Butler said. . . .
Moayed had 16 to 20 radioactive “seeds” – rods or pellets about the size of a grain of rice – implanted in the 87-year-old man during an operation, Butler said. The man was under anesthesia during the procedure, he said.
Moayed told the patient that he had prostate cancer just weeks after the man’s son had died of another form of cancer, prosecutors said.
“He had just buried his son, and the doctor was aware of that,” Butler said. “That’s the thing that’s really appalling about this.”
As part of his plea deal, Moayed will be required to perform 100 hours of community service and serve three years of probation after being released from jail. He was sentenced to 90 days of actual jail time and can serve the rest of his sentence under electronic monitoring. [DS: A slap on the wrist. Sickening.]
Moayed was also ordered to pay $50,000 to the California Medical Board for investigative costs and about $5,000 in restitution to Medi-Cal.
Moayed also paid $75,000 to the man who underwent the procedure and $12,500 to the two who didn’t.
“He’s never going to practice medicine again,” Butler said.
That’s little comfort to the elderly people he traumatized or the insurance companies he ripped off, who pass the costs on to customers.
What’s even more nauseating than what ex-doctor Moayed did is that he got a slap on the hand. The guy should be doing 5-10 years in prison.
Thanks to reader Duane for the tip.
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