Skip to comments.Unlicensed doc gets prison in Vegas stem cell scam
Posted on 09/24/2013 6:22:23 PM PDT by markomalley
An 87-year-old unlicensed physician was sentenced Tuesday to 17½ years in federal prison for heading a stem cell scam in Las Vegas that prosecutors said preyed on terminally ill patients and exposed them to risky placenta implant procedures.
During the hearing, Senior U.S. District Judge Kent Dawson labeled Alfred Sapse's actions "abhorrent," federal officials compared Sapse to the obsessive horror story character Dr. Frankenstein, and Sapse protested that his trial and sentencing amounted to a "kangaroo court."
Then Sapse was handcuffed in court and taken away in custody.
He said he expected to die in prison, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported (http://bit.ly/15qf4Yd).
Sapse's attorney, Chris Allen Aaron, said later he sought leniency due to Sapse's age. Aaron said he didn't know if Sapse would appeal.
"He didn't think he got a fair trial," Aaron said.
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I thought it said “Unlicensed dog” first time I glanced at it
No doubt he will have it better in prison, than trying to support himself at that age.