Summaries of Regents Actions
on Professional Misconduct and Discipline

April 2014

Terms under which this information is provided.



- Architecture - Chiropractic - Clinical Laboratory Practitioner - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Occupational Therapy - Optometry - Pharmacy - Public Accountancy - Social Work - Veterinary Medicine -


Architecture

Renzo C. Garcia; Fort Lauderdale, FL

Profession: Architecture; Lic. No. 033600; Cal. No. 27083

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 6 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor; Menacing in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor; Criminal Trespass in the 3rd Degree, a class B misdemeanor; Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor; and Assault in the 3rd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Chiropractic

Kevin Michael Augustine; Grand Island, NY

Profession: Chiropractic; Lic. No. 009003; Cal. No. 27144

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest allegations of practicing the profession of chiropractic with negligence on more than one occasion, committing unprofessional conduct by ordering excessive treatment, committing unprofessional conduct by practicing as a chiropractor beyond the scope permitted by law, and committing unprofessional conduct by engaging in false, deceptive or misleading advertising.

Stephen T. Di Vito, Gowanda, NY

Profession: Chiropractic; Lic. No. 009211; Cal. No. 26514

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Vehicular Manslaughter in the 1st Degree, Vehicular Assault in the 2nd Degree, and Leaving the Scene of an accident that resulted in death.

Clinical Laboratory Practitioner

Adam M. Lall; Rochester, NY

Profession: Clinical Laboratory Technologist; Lic. No. 015596; Cal. No. 27177

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Felony Driving While Intoxicated.

Dentistry

Charles R. Burt; Rocky Mount, VA

Profession: Dentistry; Lic. No. 032768; Cal. No. 27221

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge that he was found by the Virginia Board of Dentistry to have failed from 2002 to 2006 to document the type of and quantity of local anesthetic administered to Patients A-G during restorative procedures.

David Wayne Holloway; Augusta, GA

Profession: Dentistry; Lic. No. 045079; Cal. No. 27279

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014 (see also June 2011)

Action: Application to surrender license granted. 

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st Degree.

Richard Barry Kaplan; Woodbridge, CT

Profession: Dentistry; Lic. No. 028760; Cal. No. 27391

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application to surrender license granted. 

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of prescribing controlled substances for family members and for himself for medical purposes outside the scope of his dentistry practice.

Leonard Kundel; Stamford, CT

Profession: Dentistry; Lic. No. 048291; Cal. No. 27294

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice in State of New York, $2,500 fine payable within 90 days.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of performing inadequate charting; extracting patient’s teeth without adequate clinical and/or radiographic indication; misdiagnosing and/or mistreating osteomyelitis; and twice prescribing medication without examining the patient.

Gregory John Schmitt; Milford, CT

Profession: Dentistry; Lic. No. 039285; Cal. No. 27230

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been found guilty of negligence in 2008 by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, Healthcare Systems Branch.

Engineering and Land Surveying

William Henry Els; Deer Park, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 062070; Cal. No. 27151

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol, an unclassified misdemeanor; Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor; Operating a Motor Vehicle With .08 of 1% Alcohol, an unclassified misdemeanor; and Leaving the Scene of an Incident Involving Personal Injury Without Reporting, a class A misdemeanor.

Massage Therapy

James H. Dennis; Norwich, NY

Profession: Massage Therapy; Lic. No. 016243; Cal. No. 26823

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of conduct evidencing moral unfitness in the practice.

Fay Fletcher; Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Massage Therapy; Lic. No. 019733; Cal. No. 27132

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 22 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, a class A misdemeanor.

Nursing

Chester L. Andrews; Bridgeport, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 255212; Cal. No. 27040

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 3 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee does not contest the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Jacqueline Sacrey Augustine; Oyster Bay, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 578115; Cal. No. 26882

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to document the administration of medication in a patient's Medication Administration Record.

Jerome J. Bigby; Ocala, FL

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 600800; Cal. No. 27295

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in State of New York, $500 fine payable within 90 days.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted in the State of Florida of Driving Under the Influence as a 2nd Offense.

Sala Niambi Brady; Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 285842; Cal. No. 27192

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charges of failing to feed, change or administer medications to a physically disabled patient, acting belligerent towards patients, and having committed medication errors.

Susan L. Carden a/k/a Susan Linda Likus; Tonawanda, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; NY Lic. Nos. 098480, 282245; Cal. Nos. 27287, 27286

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application to surrender licenses granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having failed to document the administration or waste of medication.

Colleen Conley; Fairport, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 618669; Cal. No. 26469

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: $1,000 fine to be paid within 6 months, suspension of no less than 6 months and until fit to practice, probation 2 years to commence subsequent to termination of suspension and upon actual return to practice.

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of negligence on more than one occasion, of unprofessional conduct, and of practicing the profession fraudulently.

Marisa Dale; Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 474952; Cal. No. 26618

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension from July 1, 2014 through July 31, 2014, 11 month stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges that she failed to call three patients concerning certain vitals as required.

Gladys Easley; Wellsville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 174098; Cal. No. 26881

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 3 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having pled guilty to violating Article 33 of the Public Health Law.

Deatra L. Fowler; Merrick, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 290531; Cal. No. 27124

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to maintain records for six patients that accurately reflected the administration of medication to the six patients.

Cheryl A. Gennaro; Holtsville, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 259115, 507303; Cal. Nos. 27011, 27013

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014 (see also July 2011)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of falsely stating on an employment application that she had never surrendered her license and that she had never been found guilty or had charges of professional misconduct, unprofessional conduct, incompetence or negligence filed against her in any judicial or adminstrative forum in any other state.

Beverley Ann Gentle; Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 288102, 579492; Cal. Nos. 27190, 27191

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Betsey J. Green; Lafayette, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 273982; Cal. No. 27077

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted in another jurisdiction of Impaired Driving Level Five.

Colleen G. Insonia; Chatham, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 273285; Cal. No. 27208

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014 (see also November 2008)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 6 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 6 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of stealing prescriptions for her own use.

Allison Margaret Jones a/k/a Allison Jones; Scarsdale, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 552821; Cal. No. 27228

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine payable within 2 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd  Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree, both misdemeanors; and to charges of removing, on three separate occasions, controlled substances from the facility's drug supply, ostensibly for administration to patients but in reality for her own use.

Michelle R. Kane; Syracuse, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 275757; Cal. No. 27113

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having committed medication errors.

Margaret Kaplan; Castle Hayne, NC

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 221695; Cal. No. 27236

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in State of New York, $250 fine payable within 90 days.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to disclose on an application for licensure to the Florida Board of Nursing a disciplinary action by the North Carolina Board of Nursing for engaging in the practice of nursing without a current, valid North Carolina nursing license.

Denise M. Kosecki a/k/a Denise Morton; Starr, SC

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 123248; Cal. No. 27130

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 month actual suspension, 10 month stayed suspension, 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice in State of New York.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of billing for Medicaid to which she was not entitled.

Steven Paul Lieske; Deer Park, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 302744; Cal. No. 27271

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of  Driving While Intoxicated, as a class D felony.

Christine Elizabeth Matanes; Little Falls, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 306655; Cal. No. 27067

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having committed medication errors.

Daniel Mathew McCarthy; Oakdale, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 633840; Cal. No. 26916

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of practicing while impaired by oxycodone and hyrdocodone.

Jessie Anne Meadows; Registered Professional Nurse; Keene, NH

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 461771; Cal. No. 27290

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Impaired Driving.

Sally Ann Miller; Chaffee, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 666829; Cal. No. 27289

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny for stealing 60 hydrocodone tablets from her employment.

Celia Muriel Goodridge Neblett; Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 241464; Cal. No. 26040

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 12 month actual suspension, 12 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice.

Summary: Licensee admits to the charge of willfully making false home visit reports for a patient.

Cheryl Ann Oliphant; Santa Monica, CA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 374235; Cal. No. 27293

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in State of New York, $500 fine payable within 90 days.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of inserting a Foley catheter into a patient without obtaining a physician’s order.

Amanda Brayton Paquette a/k/a Amanda B. Mulligan; Remsen, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 258717, 511072; Cal. Nos. 26856, 26855

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Using Fraud/Deceit to Obtain Controlled Substance.

Carmine Parisi III; Coram, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 271210, 613454; Cal. Nos. 27086, 27087

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until successfully participate in course of therapy and treatment and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to maintain a record which accurately reflected the evaluation and treatment of a patient by charting the administration of one tablet of the controlled drug oxycodone but removing two tablets of said drug from an emergency narcotic box ostensibly for said patient.

Linda C. Phelan; Farmington, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 341442; Cal. No. 27088

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd Degree.

Michelle Christophine Richards; Bronx, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 582495; Cal. No. 26592

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of misrepresenting on a registration renewal application that no disciplinary authority had revoked a professional license or otherwise disciplined her.

Wanda J. Rust; Spencerport, NY, Albion, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 288352; Cal. No. 26522

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Revocation. Found guilty of professional misconduct

Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of Petit Larceny, violating probation, and two separate crimes of Grand Larceny in the 4th degree. 

Michelle K. Samuels; New York, NY

Profession:  Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner (Adult Health); Lic. No. 405100, Cert. No. 304192; Cal. Nos. 27283, 27284

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having permitted persons not licensed or otherwise lawfully authorized to do so to practice nursing in New York State in violation of New York State Education Law sections 6902 and 6903.

Brianna Rose Sangiacomo; Utica, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 625346; Cal. No. 26801

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of failing to maintain accurate records.

Loni Lynn Sines; Greene, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 300836; Cal. No. 27148

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Committing Neglect or Mistreatment.

Sandra W. Sodeman; Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 227176; Cal. No. 27205

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of verbally harassing an infant under her care.

Maureen F. Stanton; Rochester, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 643449; Cal. No. 26685

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine payable within 5 months.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having committed medication errors.

Cheryl Ann Stewart; Hudson Falls, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 361613; Cal. No. 27068

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having committed recordkeeping errors.

Kimberly Ann Thompson; Feura Bush, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 560161; Cal. No. 27161

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to follow protocol and changing a record.

Marjory R. Unger; Catskill, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 533808; Cal. No. 26996

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Petit Larceny.

Danielle M. VanNess; Greenville, NC

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 663495; Cal. No. 27106

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 6 month actual suspension, 18 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failure to check the telemetry machine and failure to properly assess a patient.

Occupational Therapy

George Nicholas Veneziano a/k/a George N. Veneziano; Long Branch, NJ

Profession: Occupational Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapist; Cert. No. 003602, Lic. No. 008679; Cal. Nos. 27239, 27240

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 4 month actual suspension, 20 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in State of New York, $2,500 fine payable within 90 days.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted in New Jersey of Endangering the Welfare of a Child for Possession of Child Pornography.

Optometry

Thomas Horvath; East Rockaway, NY

Profession: Optometry; Lic. No. 005396; Cal. No. 27152

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014 (see also May 2005)

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 4 month actual suspension, 20 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, a class E felony.

Pharmacy

Kelly Hoffman Conn; Troy, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 049255; Cal. No. 27280

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for no less than 6 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in State of New York, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been found guilty of improper professional practice or professional misconduct in Vermont and of having been convicted of Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd  Degree, a misdemeanor.

Thomas Michael D'Angelo; Rockville Centre, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 039439; Cal. No. 27092

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine, with effective date of Order June 1, 2014.

Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of dispensing an incorrect dose of medication to a seven-year-old child.

Charles Gutin; Lake Oswego, OR

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 028484; Cal. No. 27169

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of dispensing a prescription for the non-controlled medication Warfarin in a vial labeled Lisinopril and dispensing a prescription for the non-controlled medication Lisinopril in a vial labeled Warfarin.

Martin S. Kimber; Otisville, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 030211; Cal. No. 27194

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Use of a Chemical Weapon, Possession of a Chemical Weapon, and Consumer Product Tampering.

Brian C. Tsang; Whitestone, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 056171; Cal. No. 27135

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $2,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of dispensing the wrong strength of the non-controlled medication warfarin (Coumadin).

Public Accountancy

Laurence M. Brown; Cumberland, MD

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 035494; Cal. No. 26683

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014 (see also May 2005)

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Securities Fraud, Wire Fraud (two counts), and Money Laundering, all felonies.

Anthony Joseph Caruso, Jr.; Liverpool, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 103938; Cal. No. 27149

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application to surrender license granted.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Grand Larceny in the 2nd Degree.

Morris Joseph Zakheim; Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. (Cert.) No. 026369; Cal. No. 26057

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in certain area for 2 years, to be terminated sooner upon successful completion of certain course of retraining, concurrent 4 years probation, $7,500 fine.

Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of committing errors during the audits of the financial statements of an entity.

Social Work

Claire C. Abdeldaim; Fresh Meadows, NY

Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. Nos. 054229, 070423; Cal. Nos. 27388, 27389

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Failure to File an Accurate Currency Report, Making a False Statement, and Using a False Writing and Document.

Thomas W. King; Albany, NY

Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 052391; Cal. No. 27074

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the 2nd Degree.

Sherry L. Nau; Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 053992; Cal. No. 27102

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having committed boundary violations with a patient.

Dana J. Trexler; Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 080745; Cal. No. 27070

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than 6 months and until fit to practice, upon termination of suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of engaging in a sexual relationship with a resident.

Veterinary Medicine

Glenn Arnold Anderson; Huntington, NY

Profession: Veterinarian; Lic. No. 002657; Cal. No. 27044

Regents Action Date: April 29, 2014

Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.

Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated, as a class E felony.

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Last Updated: May 29, 2014