Summaries of Regents Actions
On Professional Misconduct and Discipline*
October 2006

Acupuncture - Architecture - Chiropractic - Dentistry - Engineering and Land Surveying - Massage Therapy - Nursing - Ophthalmic Dispensing - Pharmacy - Physical Therapy - Podiatry - Psychology - Public Accountancy - Social Work - Veterinary Medicine

Acupuncture

Bin Zhang, Norwalk, CT

Profession: Acupuncturist; Lic. No. 000550; Cal. No. 22955
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in Connecticut.


Architecture

Louis Carl DiOrio, Utica, NY

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 009874; Cal. No. 21343
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to submit plans and specifications in a timely manner to the State Education Department.

Tom Jannetides, Indianapolis, IN

Profession: Architect; Lic. No. 029064; Cal. No. 22939
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct by the Tennessee State Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners.


Chiropractic

Andrew L. Orlander a/k/a Andrew Orlander, Chappaqua, NY

Profession: Chiropractor; Lic. No. 003499; Cal. No. 22445
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud and Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud.


Dentistry

Guillermo Domingo Dilone a/k/a Guillermo Dilone a/k/a Guillermo D. Dilone a/k/a John Doe, Elmhurst, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 049623; Cal. No. 22541
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Grand Larceny in the 2nd Degree, a class C felony, relating to intentionally billing Medicaid for dental services in excess of $50,000.00 that he knew were never rendered.

Henry Ferrarin, St. Augustine, FL

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 030471; Cal. No. 22324
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year actual suspension, thereafter 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Tarek Abdel Hamid, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 043703; Cal. No. 22169
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, 1 year probation, $750 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of submitting billings to insurance carriers for services not rendered.

Lawrence Jay White, Bronx, NY

Profession: Dentist; Lic. No. 036682; Cal. No. 22456
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 5 years suspension, execution of last 4 years stayed.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Health Care Fraud, a felony and False Statements Relating to Health Care Matters, a felony. Licensee submitted reimbursement claims for procedures that were not performed.


Engineering and Land Surveying

Daniel T. Kessler, Rotterdam, NY

Profession: Professional Engineer; Lic. No. 065433; Cal. No. 22552
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 1 year suspension, execution of last 10 months of suspension stayed, 1 year probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Attempted Unlawful Surveillance in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.


Massage Therapy

Norddine Abbour, Island Park, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 016109; Cal. No. 22250
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Sexual Abuse in the 3rd Degree, a class B misdemeanor, relating to a client abused during treatment.

Jung Su Park, Elmhurst, NY

Profession: Massage Therapist; Lic. No. 016068; Cal. No. 22407
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Promoting Prostitution in the 4th Degree, a Class A Misdemeanor.


Nursing

Esther M. Ajibola Adigun, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 237843; Cal. No. 22847
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of documenting having performed observations of a psychiatric patient which in fact were not done.

Marguerite Anita Anderson, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 079298; Cal. No. 22994
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges that she threw medications away and documented administration of the same medications to patients.

Michelle L. Berberich, Pineville, NC

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 499077; Cal. No. 22995
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in North Carolina.

Filipinas Redillas Camu a/k/a Camu Apilado, Las Vegas, NV

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 241185, 477919; Cal. Nos. 22906, 22910
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year actual suspension, thereafter 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been found guilty of professional misconduct in the State of California.

Marcia Knapp Carlin, Lockport, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 182346; Cal. No. 22917
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year stayed suspension, 1 year probation to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failure to provide medication as ordered and administration of medication through the wrong route.

Bryan Steven Cassinera, Bethpage, NY and Freeport, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 259647, 511585; Cal. Nos. 22792, 22793
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony, relating to the fraudulent operation of a nursing agency, submitting false payments, and hiring unlicensed persons for skilled positions.

Rosanna Cerone, Albany, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 296604; Cal. No. 22341
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 24 month suspension, execution of last 21 months stayed.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crimes of Health Care Fraud and Conspiracy to Distribute and Dispense Controlled Substances, both felonies.

Deborah A. Charette, Watervliet, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 264898; Cal. No. 22897
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006 (see also June 2009)
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.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted of Attempted Burglary in the 3rd Degree, a class E felony, and of failing to reveal a conviction for Petit Larceny.

Amy Charland, Amsterdam, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 407129; Cal. No. 22946
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 year actual suspension, thereafter 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Willful Violation of Health Laws, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Jocelyne Louis Charpentier, East Meadow, NY and North Woodmere, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 208444; Cal. No. 22829
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crimes of Grand Larceny in the 3rd Degree, a class D felony, and Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the 1st Degree, a class E felony, relating to Medicaid fraud, resulting in ordered restitution in the amount of $432,754.

William A. Degraw, Port Jefferson Station, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 256740; Cal. No. 23003
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of stealing the controlled substance Dilaudid from his hospital employer for his own use and of falsifying hospital records.

Shelia Dozier, Mt. Vernon, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse, Nurse Practitioner; Lic. Nos. 147762, 338864, Cert. No. 330177; Cal. Nos. 22921, 22920, 22922
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Assault in the 3rd Degree.

Tina M. Gagliardi, Schenectady, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 507075; Cal. No. 22810
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
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 upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, 7th Degree.

Neal R. Ginsberg, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 529553; Cal. No. 22337
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension for not less than one month and until fit to practice as set forth in consent order application – if and when return to practice 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against the charge of willfully twisting a patient’s wrist while transferring the patient from a chair to a bed.

Steven Ira Good, Bradenton, FL

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 234417, 474111; Cal. Nos. 22769, 22768
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to administer a patient's daily intravenous dose of Rocephin, and of administering a patient's Keflex medication three hours late.

Yvette Mary Greaves, Boston, MA

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 221072; Cal. No. 22587
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 3 month actual suspension, 21 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence upon return to practice in New York State.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Endangering the Welfare of an Incompetent or Disabled person, a class B misdemeanor.

Natasha Andrea Grooms, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Lic. No. 272883; Cal. No. 22898
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 6 months and until fit practice, upon termination of suspension 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Willful Violation of the Public Health Laws and Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree.

Mary Sue Heenan, Clayton, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 536100; Cal. No. 22901
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
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 been convicted of Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of Alcohol and Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle in the 3rd Degree, both misdemeanors.

Saramma Jacob, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 132120; Cal. No. 22913
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of having been convicted of Willful Violation of Health Laws and Falsifying Business Records in the 2nd Degree.

Roy Lee Jenkins, Sperryville, VA

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 231934; Cal. No. 22923
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to properly initiate resuscitation on a patient and failing to properly use an ambu bag on a patient.

Nora Justine Loprieno, Saugerties, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 232641; Cal. No. 22859
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Partial actual suspension in certain area as set forth in consent order application, upon termination of partial actual suspension 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of, on more than one occasion, failing to record the administration of medication on the patient’s Medication Administration Record (MAR).

Tracy Lutzy, Syracuse, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 269522; Cal. No. 22735
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
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 adequately document the care and treatment of several patients.

Maria Denise Murphy, Louisville, KY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 460670; Cal. No. 22743
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006 (see also September 2002)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of withdrawing morphine and Dilaudid without physician orders, fraudulently transcribing an order increasing the prescribed dosage of morphine and diverting these narcotics for her personal use, and failing to document the administration or waste of the morphine and Dilaudid.

Jacqueline J. Ogeen, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; 392 Wabash, Buffalo, NY 14217; Lic. No. 269871; Cal. No. 22937
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
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 failing to report her 1996 Criminal Trespass 2nd conviction and her 1997 Driving While Intoxicated conviction on her application for licensure as a licensed practical nurse and to the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated.

Carrie R. Pursino, Lindenhurst, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 099621; Cal. No. 22734
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of failing to document a patient’s low blood sugar, failing to report the patient’s low blood sugar to a physician or nursing supervisor, and administering insulin to the patient without having consulted a nursing supervisor or the patient’s physician.

Ivette Maria Rivera, Shirley, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 238104; Cal. No. 22588
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 2 year suspension, execution of last 21 months of suspension stayed, thereafter 21 months probation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Attempted Grand Larceny in the 4th Degree, a class A misdemeanor, as a result of knowingly submitting false Medicaid claims.

Boris Y. Rukhlis, Brooklyn, NY

Profession: Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. No. 514894; Cal. No. 22700
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of submitting a progress note to his employer which falsely represented that he had made a home care visit which he had not made and falsely representing in said progress note and in the progress note of another patient that he had supervised the patients’ personal care worker during the home care visits.

Linda Anne Ryan, Albion, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 199412; Cal. No. 22767
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006 (see also February 2002)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Possession of a Forged Instrument in the 2nd Degree, a class D felony.

Karin Ann Seibold, Canton, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 251991, 515142; Cal. Nos. 22748, 22749
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension of at least 6 months and until fit to practice – upon termination of suspension 1 year probation to commence upon return to practice, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Assault in the 3rd Degree, both misdemeanors, and to the charge of submitting invoices and homecare records to her employer for services not provided.

Curtis Dean Seiferth, Franklin Square, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Professional Nurse; Lic. Nos. 222519, 446997; Cal. Nos. 22578, 22579
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006 (see also February 2000)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Indefinite actual suspension until fit to practice - upon termination of suspension 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Criminal Mischief in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor, and Criminal Trespass in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor.

Ebony Dione Sims, Rochester, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 271600; Cal. No. 22967
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 year actual suspension, 1 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charges of having been convicted of Attempted Robbery, Attempted Petit Larceny and Criminal Contempt.

Nina Veloso, Mineola, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 234782; Cal. No. 22650
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failure to follow hospital pre-dialysis protocols, as a result of which she mistakenly administered the wrong dialyzer to a patient.

Deborah A. Szella Wells, Brewerton, NY

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse; Lic. No. 251790; Cal. No. 22188
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Suspension for a minimum of 1 month and until successfully completes course of treatment as set forth in Regents Review Committee report – upon termination of suspension, probation 2 years to commencement upon return to practice, $250 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Driving While Intoxicated, an unclassified misdemeanor, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Motor Vehicle, an unclassified misdemeanor, and Resisting Arrest, a class A misdemeanor.


Ophthalmic Dispensing

Mary Elizabeth Pfister, Pottstown, PA

Profession: Ophthalmic Dispenser; Lic. No. 007377; Cal. No. 22977
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest charges of having been convicted of Driving Under the Influence and Retail Theft.


Pharmacy

Naeem Sarfraz Ahmed, Edison, NJ

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 031445; Cal. No. 22264
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Revocation.
Summary: License was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Dispensing and Possession with Intent to Dispense Hydrocodone, a felony.

Desai’s Pharmacy, Inc., 228 West 238th Street, Bronx, NY 10463-2408

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 016724; Cal. No. 22787
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Respondent admitted to the charge of having the pharmacy open without a licensed pharmacist on duty.

Narsinh K. Desai, Park Ridge, NJ

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 032445; Cal. No. 22786
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $10,000 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having the pharmacy open without a licensed pharmacist on duty.

Eugene Finton, Buffalo, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 019697; Cal. No. 22896
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of failing to comply with mandatory continuing education requirements.

Bong Do Alexander Lee, Douglaston, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 029563; Cal. No. 22310
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 24 months probation, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of failing to produce a daily printed record for his pharmacy of all prescriptions filled and refilled each day; and failing to maintain for a particular prescription a daily record which clearly identifies the practitioner who ordered the prescription.

Thomas John Sobieski, Deer Park, NY

Profession: Pharmacist; Lic. No. 027165; Cal. No. 22851
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006 (see also March 2003)
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to charges of stealing quantities of controlled substances from his pharmacy employer.

Throggs Neck Pharmacy, Inc., d/b/a Lawler Pharmacy, 4105-07 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx, NY 10465

Profession: Pharmacy; Reg. No. 018333; Cal. No. 22311
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 24 months probation, $5,000 fine.
Summary: Respondent admitted to charges of failing to produce a daily printed record of all prescriptions filled and refilled each day; and of holding outdated drugs for sale.


Physical Therapy

Richard Anthony Hadden, Walden, NY

Profession: Physical Therapist Assistant; Cert. No. 000985; Cal. No. 22736
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: Censure and Reprimand, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Criminal Contempt in the 2nd Degree, a class A misdemeanor, relating to failure to comply with a court order.


Podiatry

Michael James Denicola, New York, NY

Profession: Podiatrist; Lic. No. 004959; Cal. No. 22415
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 36 month suspension, execution of last 30 months of suspension stayed, thereafter 36 months probation, 100 hours of public service.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crime of Health Care Fraud, relating to submitting false claims to an insurance company.


Psychology

Melvon Clifford Swanston, Baldwin, NY

Profession: Psychologist; Lic. No. 010100; Cal. No. 22801
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 1 month actual suspension, 23 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation to commence if and when return to practice, $5,000 fine payable by February 28, 2007.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Insurance Fraud in the 4th Degree, a class E felony.


Public Accountancy

Peter S. Bromberg, Wellington, FL

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 060717; Cal. No. 22852
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application to surrender license granted.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of False Statements in a Report Filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Michael Steven Pedulla, Fort Lee, NJ

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. No. 076473; Cal. No. 22795
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 12 month actual suspension, 12 month stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $500 fine.
Summary: Licensee admitted to the charge of having been convicted of Receiving the Proceeds of Extortion, a felony.

Paul Weiner, Wayne, NJ

Profession: Certified Public Accountant; Lic. (Cert.) No. 023867; Cal. No. 22278
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application to surrender license (certificate) granted.
Summary: Licensee could not successfully defend against the charge of having been convicted of Attempted Conspiracy to Commit Money Laundering, a felony.


Social Work

Edward John Daly, South Cairo, NY

Profession: Licensed Master Social Worker; Lic. No. 034418; Cal. No. 22978
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006 (see also April 1999)
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: 2 year stayed suspension, 2 years probation, $1,500 fine.
Summary: Licensee did not contest the charge of having been convicted of Driving While Intoxicated, a felony.

Susan Z. Hirsch, Wantagh,NY

Profession: Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Lic. No. 012381; Cal. No. 22317
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Found guilty of professional misconduct; Penalty: 5 year suspension, execution of last 2 years of suspension stayed, thereafter 2 years probation.
Summary: Licensee was found guilty of having been convicted of the crimes of Health Care Fraud, resulting from intentionally making and presenting false claims to the Department of Health and Human Services, resulting in an order of restitution of $282,300.


Veterinary Medicine

Greenvale Animal Hospital PC, 1 Northern Boulevard, Greenvale, NY

Profession: Veterinary Medicine, Cal. No. 22891
Regents Action Date: October 24, 2006
Action: Application for consent order granted; Penalty agreed upon: Censure and Reprimand, $2,500 fine.
Summary: Respondent admitted to the charge of performing professional services which had not been duly authorized by the patient or client or his or her legal representative.


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Last Updated: October 14, 2009