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Fake doctor who worked in Arkansas, 3 other states sentenced to prison

By The Associated Press

This article was originally published May 16, 2018 at 9:16 a.m. Updated May 17, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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Isabell Kesari Gervais

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A federal judge has sentenced a woman described as a fake doctor who worked in Arkansas and three other states to more than six years in prison.

U.S. District Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala imposed the sentence Tuesday on 61-year-old Isabel Kesari Gervais.

Authorities say Gervais described herself as a naturopathic doctor but wasn't licensed. A statement from prosecutors says she claimed to use naturopathic medicine to cure illnesses including cancer.

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Gervais pleaded guilty last year to defrauding patients at a clinic in suburban Birmingham, Ala.

In her plea agreement she acknowledged operating multiple offices over 15 years in Springdale; Montgomery, Ala.; metro Atlanta; and Leawood, Kan.

Investigators determined Gervais moved frequently and used aliases including Rose Starr and Debra Lynn Goodman to avoid detection. She had been in Hoover, Ala., since 2015.

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TravisBickle says... May 16, 2018 at 12:45 p.m.

There seems to be a lot of "fake" everything these days.

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mrcharles says... May 17, 2018 at 10:04 a.m.

It seems another criminal from that community . and that name, very funny ha ha ha. wonder if she was raised properly by her parents, or if she had parents?

And using fake names, like we saw in the adulteress settlement with some variation of Melanie's husband's entity , fake names appear to be purely to defraud. Of course the conscious can be cleared by at least having the integrity to come forward and accept responsibility for your actions like the gop always wants [ Uncle Joe informs me they have the yang to this ying, in that they are very astute of just lying as their supporters believe in voodoo economics, racism, the cult of the elite, and surely there is some type of human out there they are superior too so they dont feel too depressed when they do their redneck venerated rituals]... I am sure trump with his history , would be forgiven for this transgression as all know he has been said to do this stuff all the time, so what is the big deal and I am sure that incredible lady is more than grateful on her own behalf and her parents for what trump has done for her, and besides is there a prenup?

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