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Table C: TACT Chelation Practitioner Principal Investigators With Criminal Convictions, Federal Civil Settlements, and Judgments

1. PI Name:Allen, Robert Clark, M.D.

Study Site: Castle Clinic, Johnson City, TN 37601

Summary 2005-07-29: Dr. Allen was convicted of one count each of Driving under the Influence, Violation of the Implied Consent law and Evading Arrest all of which were misdemeanors. General Sessions Court of Washington County, Tennessee.

Documents: (Described infra) Before the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners In the Matter of State of Tennessee Department of Health vs. Robert Clark Allen, M.D. Consent Order 2005-07-29: http://www.circare.org/tact/allen_20060124.pdf

2. PI Name: Buttar, Rashid Ali, D.O. *

Study Site: Advanced Concepts in Medicine, Cornelius, NC 28031

Summary 1999-04-16: Dr. Buttar signed a consent judgment in which he agreed to repay $162, 142.71 to satisfy the principle plus interest on his federal medical school loan. Rashid Buttar Civil No. 97CV00510 USDC SC, Columbia Division. Cause: 28 USC § 1391.

Documents: Rashid Buttar Civil No. 97CV00510 USDC SC, Columbia Division Consent Judgment 1999-04-16: http://www.circare.org/tact/buttar_consentjudgment.pdf NB: enrollment status unknown.

3. PI Name: Buttram, Harold Eugene, M.D. *

Study Site: Woodlands Healing Research Center, dba International Healing Ministries, Quakertown, PA 18951

Summary 1994-06-17: Dr. Buttram entered into a consent agreement to reimburse the sum of $49,112.40 as the amount that Medicare beneficiaries have been overcharged from 9/1/91 to present, etc. Harold Buttram Civil No. 94CV03592 USDC Eastern District of PA. Cause: 28.1391 Personal Injury.

Documents: (Described infra) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs vs. Harold Eugene Buttram, M.D. Consent Agreement and Order 1998-06-23: http://www.circare.org/pd/buttram_19980623.pdf

4. PI Name: Dantin, Karen C., M.D.

Study Site: Family Complimentary (sic) Medicine / Karen C. Dantin, M.D. Med Cln LLC, Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Summary In August 2008, the United States obtained a $10,132 settlement under theories of payment by mistake and unjust enrichment in resolution of allegations that Karen Dantin, M.D., age 51, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, improperly submitted claims for chelation therapy to Medicare.

Documents: Dr. Karen Dantin Settlement. U.S. Department of Justice Press Release. 2008-10-29. Accessed on 2009-11-18 at: http://web.archive.org/web/20100218091456/http://www.justice.gov/usao/lam/press/press0810.html#f5

5. PI Name: Dayton, Martin, D.O. * [TACT trial consultant]

Study Site: Dayton Medical Center, Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160

Summary 1986-01-01: Dr. Dayton was convicted on charges under 18 USC 371 and 1341, Fraud and False Statements. USA v. Sayegh, et al. Criminal No. 85CR00695 USDC FLSD. Cause: 18 USC § 371 and 1341.

Documents: Martin Dayton, D.O. Florida Department of Health Practitioner Profile: http://www.circare.org/pd/dayton_profile.pdf
Source: Martin Dayton, D.O. Florida Department of Health Practitioner Profile. Accessed on 2008-04-10 at: http://ww2.doh.state.fl.us/irm00profiling/print_report.asp?LicId=1887&ProfNBR=1901&printer=TRUE

6. PI Name: Fleming, Richard M., M.D. *

Study Site: The Camelot Foundation, Omaha, NE 68114

Summary 2007-01-18: Dr. Fleming was indicted on charges of defrauding Medicare. Richard Fleming Criminal No. 07CR03005 USDC NE Cause: 18 USC § 1341, 1343, 1347, and 2.

Documents: Richard Fleming Criminal No. 07CR03005 USDC NE Indictment 2007-01-18: http://www.circare.org/lex/07cr3005_indictment_20070118.pdf

Richard Fleming Criminal No. 07CR03005 USDC NE Judgment 2009-08-21: http://www.circare.org/lex/07cr03005_20090821.pdf

NB Dr. Fleming filed an appeal; an opinion has yet to be returned: Richard Fleming Appellate No. 09-3440 8CA 2009-10-21.

7. PI Name: Kraucak, Nelson, M.D.

Study Site: Life Family Practice Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, The Villages, FL 32159

Summary 2002-06-07: Dr. Kraucak pled guilty to one charge of Fraud and False Statements. Nelson Kraucak Criminal No. 02CR00001 USDC FL Mid (Tampa). Cause: 26.7206A Fraud and False Statements.

Documents: (Described infra) State of Florida Board of Medicine Department of Health vs. Nelson Kraucak, M.D. Final Order 2003-02-26: http://www.circare.org/tact/kraucak_20030226.pdf

8. PI Name: Menashe, Richard Barton, D.O. *

Study Site: Edison Medical Nutrition Center, Edison, NJ 08837

Summary 2002-08-08: Dr. Menashe entered into an agreement with the Department of Justice to settle charges under the False Claims Act. Richard Benjamin Menashe, D.O. Civil No. 01CV02444 USDC NJ (Newark). Cause: 31:3729 False Claims Act.

Documents: Richard Benjamin Menashe, D.O. Civil No. 01CV02444 USDC NJ (Newark) Docket Sheet 2002-08-08: http://www.circare.org/lex/01cv02444_docketsheet.pdf

9. PI Name: Rozema, Theodore Carl, M.D.

Study Site: Biogenesis Medical Center, Landrum, SC 29356

Summary 1962-07-31: Dr. Rozema was court martialed and dismissed from the Air Force. Cause: Conduct, etc. Sect. 37; Rape Sect. 38 – assault with intent to rape – sufficiency of instructions on included offense of indecent assault. 1963-02-08: U.S. Air Force Board of Review. United States vs. Captain Theodore C. Rozema, AO 3112492, School of Aerospace Medicine. Petition for review denied. 1976-12-10: Dr. Rozema was convicted on charges of felony extortion. United States District Court, Eastern District of Massachusetts. Cause: Title 18 USC § 1951 and 1952 Felony Extortion.

Documents U.S. Air Force Board of Review. United States v. Captain Theodore C. Rozema, AO 3112492, School of Aerospace Medicine. ACM 18170 (f rev) Petition for review by USCMA denied, 33 CMR 436. 1963-02-08: http://www.circare.org/tact/rozema_appeal.pdf
(Described infra) Before the Board of Medical Examiners of the State of North Carolina In Re: Theodore Carl Rozema, M.D. Notice of Charges and Allegations 1978-09-05: http://glsuite.ncmedboard.org/DataTier/Documents/Repository/LegacyImages/00/00/49/00004906.tif

10. PI Name: Slingluff, Jack E., D.O.

Study Site: Lake Cable Medical Center, Canton, OH 44718

Summary 2004-03-16: Dr. Slingluff plead guilty to one misdemeanor count of Introduction or Delivery for Introduction into Interstate Commerce of an Unapproved Drug, to wit: 30 vials of Laetrile to be shipped from West Palm Beach, Florida to Salem, Ohio in violation of federal law. USA vs. Jack Edwin Slingluff DO. Case No. 04CR074. United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, Eastern Division. Cause: Title 21 USC § 331(a)(1) Introduction of unapproved new drug Laetrile. (Indictment included in board documents)

Documents: http://med.ohio.gov/formala/34001265.pdf

11. PI Name: Smith, Larry Lee, D.O. *

Study Site: Alternative Health Center, Englewood, FL 34224

Summary 1997-08-27: Dr. Smith entered a plea of no contest to 25 Counts of R.C. 4731.43 (practicing osteopathic medicine without a license) Area Court #5, Mahoning County Court, Canfield, Ohio. Case No. 97 CR 179 et. al. Cause: R.C. 4731.43 (practicing osteopathic medicine without a license).

Documents: http://med.ohio.gov/formala/34001724.pdf

* TACT site closed, did not enroll, enrollment status unknown, or tentative identification

Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT) Index of Tables: http://www.circare.org/tact/tact_tableindex.htm

Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT) Document Index on the CIRCARE website: http://www.circare.org/tact/tactindex.htm

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