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(Boston Globe)   Surgeon who gained notoriety after leaving a patient on the operating table while he ran to the bank is arrested on federal drug trafficking charges   (boston.com) divider line 70
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2004-06-03 09:13:11 AM
it's sad i remember this guy. Perhaps his important check had something to do with all this.
 
2004-06-03 09:58:14 AM
OK. So he's a drug dealer, and a child molester... but that's not what we'll always remember him for -- we will remember him for his trip to the bank.
 
2004-06-03 10:38:30 AM
Calling Doctor Nick Riviera, Doctor Nick Riviera to the Coroner.
 
2004-06-03 10:57:26 AM
This is such a sad story. There was a really long article in the Globe Sunday Magazine about him a while back.
 
2004-06-03 11:15:20 AM
Hey, at least he didn't sew up a Junior Mint inside his patient- give em a break...
 
2004-06-03 11:15:21 AM
Meth? Underage kids? Total lack of respect for human life?

/calling Dr. Moe, Dr. Larry, Dr. Curly
 
2004-06-03 11:16:35 AM
Sounded like a pretty cool guy right up to the banging a 15 year old boy part.

How the mighty fall.
 
2004-06-03 11:17:04 AM
One-armed man comment in 3..2..1
 
2004-06-03 11:19:16 AM
He sounds like a real gem, hope he has fun swinging from some con's belt loop in Federal pound-me-in-the-ass prison.
 
2004-06-03 11:20:17 AM
"Dr. Nick, this malpractice committee has received a few complaints against you. Of the 160 gravest charges, the most troubling are performing major operations with a knife and fork from a seafood restaurant."

"But I cleaned them with my napkin."
 
2004-06-03 11:20:53 AM
DonkeyStrung
One-armed man comment in 3..2..1

Okay...

...a one-armed man made me accept shipments of speed and also molest a 15-year-old boy! I swear!
 
2004-06-03 11:21:59 AM
WOW, He's a Bad Lieutenant, 'er doctor
 
2004-06-03 11:22:24 AM
Paging Dr. Rosenrosen
 
2004-06-03 11:22:59 AM
Mmmmmm...15 year old boy.

/jk
 
2004-06-03 11:24:00 AM
demanton He sounds like a real gem, hope he has fun swinging from some con's belt loop in Federal pound-me-in-the-ass prison.

I'm actually very surprised at how little time he is facing. 10 years if he is convicted of the worst charge. Which he probably won't be. So, he might do like 2-5.

Seems pretty light for being such a fark up.
 
2004-06-03 11:24:16 AM
2004-06-03 11:22:24 AM SolRosenberg
Paging Dr. Rosenrosen


dr. rosenpenis
 
2004-06-03 11:24:19 AM
/moran
 
2004-06-03 11:24:54 AM
Wow - Harvard trained. Meth is one slippery slope to ruin.
 
2004-06-03 11:25:53 AM
The drugs had been shipped from California hidden inside a pinata

I want one of those at my next party...
 
2004-06-03 11:27:16 AM
Oops, messed up my tags.

Must be the speed.
 
2004-06-03 11:28:11 AM


"Hi, everybody!"
 
OP
2004-06-03 11:30:25 AM
I guess it's true what they say. You only have to leave one patient on the operating table to go cash a check and after that it doesn't matter how many kids you rape and how much meth you do, you'll always be remembered as that guy that left his patient on the operating table to go cash a check.
 
2004-06-03 11:30:29 AM
"The drugs had been shipped from California hidden inside a pinata."

I was going to make a witty comment about that site butchering "pin~ata" into "piAnta" but then fark fixed it. Thanks for nothing!@#
 
2004-06-03 11:30:51 AM
Ay yi, yi yi, perd mi ful del pinata de drogas !
 
2004-06-03 11:32:54 AM
I wonder if he was good at prescribing meds if you asked for them...
 
2004-06-03 11:33:26 AM
poopmasterflex:

If he's convicted (which is likely given the conviction rate in federal courts) he will serve a minimum of 8.5 years or so out of a 10 year sentence.

The guvn'ment is very serious about drug charges and with mandatory minimums, there is little judicial discretion and no probation or parole.

The only time allowed to be taken off the sentence is "good time," where positive behavior behind bars reduces a sentence (i.e. one good day equals 1.5 days off of your sentence, and such and such).
 
2004-06-03 11:35:03 AM
It’s spelled “piñata” (or «piñata» for those who insist on proper Español even for the quotation marks).
 
2004-06-03 11:35:46 AM
I knew this guy. He was a tool when he was a spine surgeon, most of them are.
 
2004-06-03 11:43:32 AM
Long, downward spiral...
 
2004-06-03 11:43:43 AM
Wow, this guy is a three-time winner.
 
2004-06-03 11:44:24 AM
I guess it's true what they say. You only have to leave one patient on the operating table to go cash a check and after that it doesn't matter how many kids you rape and how much meth you do, you'll always be remembered as that guy that left his patient on the operating table to go cash a check.

who says this, again?
 
2004-06-03 11:49:52 AM
Paging Doctor Howard, Doctor Fine, Doctor Howard...
 
2004-06-03 11:50:00 AM
that's a step up on the career ladder for this guy innit?
 
2004-06-03 11:50:55 AM
*insert Nelson*

HA HA!
 
2004-06-03 11:53:12 AM
KatieLou1118
You mean like this:
 
2004-06-03 11:54:16 AM
All brains, no sanity. What a shame. I bet he'll be wanting all those med school years back when he is sitting in prison.

And when he gets there his fellow inmates will laugh about the patient on the table, and approve the drug trafficking, but when they hear about the 15 year old boy... well... adios, Doctor.
 
2004-06-03 11:54:43 AM
The little voice in his head must be repeating:

Gotta get cash!

Gotta get cash!

Gotta get cash!
 
2004-06-03 11:54:44 AM
2004-06-03 10:57:26 AM pmegan

This is such a sad story. There was a really long article in the Globe Sunday Magazine about him a while back.


Yeah, I read that article too. Sad, but at the same time you can't help feeling the guy is a real jackass.


COMALite J

I don't know what they use for HTML editing. I have the feeling they outsourced the website when they redesigned it. It really went downhill, though.

They have
pi{ampersand}#196;ata

should be
pi{ampersand}#241;ata
 
2004-06-03 12:00:02 PM
There's a quality guy for you.
 
2004-06-03 12:05:12 PM
Hmmm...so I'm guessing being a surgeon didn't pay enough so he had to start dealing.....

Greedy bastard!
 
2004-06-03 12:05:54 PM
Using meth makes people into evil weasels. Same with prorlonged coke use. Lying, farkin' weasels.
 
2004-06-03 12:05:54 PM
2004-06-03 11:54:44 AM dimoximil

should be
pi{ampersand}#241;ata


<html_nerd mode="pedantic">Actually, it should be:

    piñata (piñata)

as HTML entity codes are preferred over numeric codes</html_nerd>

/we now return to our regularly scheduled program already in progress
 
2004-06-03 12:06:20 PM
You'd have to be a drug dealer to afford those ATM fees.

/Case dismissed
 
2004-06-03 12:07:08 PM
Looks like this guy needed one more class in college titled "How to not throw your career away by getting hooked on 15 year old boys and drugs."

I wonder how long it will take him to pay off his student loans making 7 cents an hour in the prison laundry...
 
2004-06-03 12:07:19 PM
The long article in the Globe (from March) is here.
 
2004-06-03 12:16:03 PM
This is such a sad story. There was a really long article in the Globe Sunday Magazine about him a while back.

Nothing sad about it. Happy that they caught the mother farker. He can hang his Harvard diploma in his cell proudly now.
 
2004-06-03 12:16:25 PM
Did Baseball Fury just call the Three Stooges pedophiles?
 
2004-06-03 12:19:45 PM
Rumbleminz The guvn'ment is very serious about drug charges and with mandatory minimums, there is little judicial discretion and no probation or parole.

The only time allowed to be taken off the sentence is "good time," where positive behavior behind bars reduces a sentence (i.e. one good day equals 1.5 days off of your sentence, and such and such).


You have to be convicted of the charge that is carrying the mandatory minimum to begin with for the penalties to take effect. That was my point. He probably won't be.

/Take it from someone who faced a longer mandatory minimum than that, and did a couple of years probation instead.
 
2004-06-03 12:23:55 PM
Harvard edegmucated
 
2004-06-03 12:28:55 PM
If this was Becker, we'd all find out that it was all a big misunderstanding at the end.
 
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