Fake Nev. Doctor Sentenced to Prison

August 19, 2005

Nevada Attorney General Brian Sandoval announced that Andrew Michael was sentenced to serve 120 days in the Clark County Detention Center pursuant to his June guilty plea to one felony count of Attempt to Practice Medicine Without a License. Michael was immediately remanded into custody by Judge Valorie Vega following the District Court sentencing hearing.

From May 2001 until May 2003, Michael reportedly represented himself as a surgeon and graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He served as CEO of Meadows Diagnostic Imaging Center, and reportedly supervised numerous potentially dangerous medical procedures under the pretext that he was a physician.

Michael had received a bachelor’s degree from the now-defunct Hamilton University, an on-line school based in Wyoming, and was enrolled in St. Luke’s School of Medicine, a correspondence medical school based in Liberia, Africa, that has since been shut down by African authorities.

Michael was sentenced to an additional 45 months in prison, suspended, and ordered to serve four years of intensive supervision probation upon his release from jail.

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