An Editorial Note About the ANS Circus

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There appears to be misleading information floating through cyberspace with regard to Superior Judge David Wesley’s December 11th decision reported in ANS Circus: Driving in Tent Poles Once Again. To begin, a judge’s duties are not tied to the California Medical Board. He is entrusted to rule on the criminal matter at hand. His dismissal to rule on the possibility of having Eroshevich and Kapoor’s licenses’ suspended suggests neither innocence nor guilt. If they are found guilty, then the medical board can revoke their licenses. Information regarding the California Medical Board’s authority is located at http://www.medbd.ca.gov/laws/Index.html. We will divulge information regarding the December 18th pre-trial motions once details become available.

ANS Circus: Driving in Tent Poles Once Again

Not surprisingly, the triumvirate of HKS, Eroshevich and Kapoor entered not guilty pleas today to 23 drug-related felony counts of drug conspiracy.  Eroshevich and Kapoor won a small victory when Superior Judge David Wesley denied an attempt to revoke their medical licenses since Deputy Attorney General E.A. Jones III and a California state medical board delayed seeking action for over a year.  Even though AG Jones felt it was imminently dangerous to the public for the doctors to  continue practicing, he and the board refused to act sooner to determine whether testimony from the preliminary hearing warrants the case going to trial.  Before the closing gavel sounded, Judge Wesley set a December 18th pretrial motion hearing and a tentative trial date of February 5, 2010. Eroshevich’s attorney stated there was “simply no basis to prevent her from practicing medicine at this point. [This case] is related to a single patient, and on its face, it’s laughable [Eroshevich] would [be deemed] an imminent threat to the public.” Lady Justice fails to find the humor in any of this. Kapoor’s attorney, Ellyn Garafalo, felt publicity may be a factor in the medical board’s “troubling” decision.  Nonetheless, she was pleased with Judge Wesley’s Read More …