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Senator helps criminal get his medical license back

A powerful senator is found to have assisted a family physician in regaining his medical license six years before his probation was set to expire. The doctor had fraud and drug convictions and spent eight months in jail, but was also a 20-year friend of the senator. The senator also received a significant sum of campaign contributions for the doctor, and personally appeared before the medical board in support of the doctor. Some patients are threatening to file medical malpractice lawsuits.

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