Category Archives: Department of Consumer Affairs

Health Center Owner Convicted of Aiding the Unlicensed Practice of Medicine

Physician Michael Zadeh of Encino pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of aiding and abetting the unlicensed practice of medicine following his arrest in February. One of Zadeh’s employees, Siranush Mkrtchyan, also pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count … Continue reading

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Rohnert Park Vocational Nurse Arrested on Felony Prescription Drug Charges

Jennifer Renee Carter, of Rohnert Park, a licensed Vocational Nurse, was arrested on April 13, 2017, on two felony charges of prescription forgery and obtaining a prescription by fraud. Investigators with the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation … Continue reading

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Unlicensed Man Convicted of Acting as an Acupuncturist

On January 5, 2017, Stephen Rainbolt, owner of the Alphabiotic Center of San Diego, pleaded guilty and was convicted of one misdemeanor count of unlawful use of the title “acupuncturist” and sentenced to three years of probation.  Rainbolt had been … Continue reading

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Chiropractor Arrested for Unlicensed Practice of Medicine

Northern California woman used the designation of “D. PSc.” in her advertisements A Northern California chiropractor was arrested January 16, 2017, and charged with practicing medicine without a license. Diem Thi Nguyen, of El Dorado Hills, is licensed by the … Continue reading

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Unlicensed Southern California Man Charged with Sexual Battery

Glendale man is accused of illegally performing medical procedures and assaulting a woman  Antonio Nozar, of Glendale, will be in court on January 25, 2017, to face two misdemeanor charges of sexual battery and three misdemeanor counts of practicing medicine … Continue reading

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Unlicensed Nurse Faces Charges in Placer and Sacramento Counties

A Placer County woman faces criminal charges in both Placer and Sacramento counties after she allegedly posed as a Registered Nurse and used someone else’s professional license to gain employment at five area health care facilities. Lara Noelle Bennett, of … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Day Spa Closed Due to Unlicensed Practice of Medicine

The owner/managers of Zena Day Spa and three of their employees are facing felony charges in Los Angeles County Superior Court as the result of an investigation conducted by “Operation Safe Medicine,” a task force within the Department of Consumer … Continue reading

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Federal Charges Brought for Illegal Sale of Prescription Medications

An Orange County man was arrested last week for the illegal sale of prescription medications. Sean Gerson, of Laguna Hills, was taken into custody on December 13, 2016, following a lengthy investigation into his illegal sales of prescription medications. Gerson … Continue reading

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Physician and Nurses Face Felony Charges

Central Valley medical spa staff accused of unlawful practice of medicine. A Central Valley physician and three registered nurses have all been charged with felonies for the unlawful practice of medicine. Physician Mark Nazarian, of Fresno; and registered nurses Jaclynne … Continue reading

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Clovis Nurse Charged with Multiple Felony Counts, Including Practicing Medicine Without a License

Jennifer Steinbach, a registered nurse from Clovis, will appear in Fresno County Superior Court on December 8, after being charged with 29 felony counts. Charges include 12 counts of obtaining controlled substances by fraud, 16 counts of making false statements … Continue reading

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