Category Archives: Health Quality Investigation Unit

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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Investigators Honored by US Attorney’s Office

Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation staff participated in joint ‘Operation Fright Night.’ Eight investigators with the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation Health Quality Enforcement Unit were recently honored by the U.S. Attorney’s Office and were presented … Continue reading

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Ex-Physician Gets Prison Time for Illegal Painkiller Prescribing

San Rafael man pleads guilty to illegally distributing oxycodone for cash. Former physician Michael Roger Chiarottino, of San Rafael, was sentenced by a federal judge to three years in prison for prescribing painkillers in exchange for cash. The July 19, … Continue reading

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Chiropractor Ordered Not to Practice After Felony Arrest

Sacramento area man charged with practicing medicine without a license and grand theft. James Joseph Martin, of West Sacramento, has been ordered not to practice chiropractic after his arrest for eight felony counts of grand theft and one felony count of practicing … Continue reading

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Investigators Seek More Victims After Physician Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter

Southern California doctor allegedly failed to address surgical complications which led to patient’s death.   Physician Edwin Hyun-Kyu Choi, of Arcadia, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a patient.  Investigators are asking any other victims or … Continue reading

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Federal Criminal Charges Filed For Illegal Sales of Cosmetic Contact Lenses

Some contact lenses purchased undercover in Los Angeles area were found to be contaminated. Federal prosecutors filed criminal charges against the owners and operators of 10 businesses in the Los Angeles area for illegally selling cosmetic contact lenses without prescriptions. … Continue reading

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DOI Investigations Round Up – September and October

The goal of protecting consumers is paramount to the staff of the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Division of Investigation (DOI).  DOI works closely with District Attorneys’ Offices and other law enforcement agencies to ensure that goal is met. Below are … Continue reading

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Fake Doctor Facing 36 Years in Prison

San Francisco man posed as a physician assistant and performed plastic surgery. A jury has convicted Carlos Guzmangarza, of San Francisco, of 33 felonies and eight misdemeanors after he posed as a physician assistant and performed plastic surgery on numerous … Continue reading

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Day Spa Owner Charged with Aiding in the Unlicensed Practice of Medicine

The owner of a day spa has been charged with a felony after a customer was burned during treatment. Kim Anna Arvdalen, owner of The Chocolate Day Spa, has been charged with one felony count of conspiring and aiding and … Continue reading

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