Celebrity Doctor Sentenced In Insurance Fraud Case

The celebrity fertility doctor who treated singer CELINE DION and actress LIV ULLMAN has been sentenced to probation for failing to repay nearly $3.2 million (£2.3 million) to patients and insurers he defrauded. Federal Judge William Pauley ordered New York-based doctor Niels Lauersen to do 60 hours of community service, nearly eight years after he was convicted of insurance fraud.
The 72-year-old doctor was ordered in 2001 to submit to two years of strict supervision following completion of his 70-month prison term in 2006.
According to the New York Post, Lauersen was brought back to court when prosecutors accused him of violating his original probation terms by failing to pay restitution and hiding nearly $270,000 (£192,860) in rental income.


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This just showed up on a Google Alert today 1/30/09. Is it a new development in the saga of this irresponsible "fairy goddoctor" or something from the past? The judge seems to see right through him and not be willing to tolerate his game-playing, and kudos to His Honor. Something is seriously wrong with this guy. How did he ever get a license in the first place? The patients who praise him to the sky obviously are grateful for his services but this is classic narcissistic syndrome with people drawn in by the narcissist's hype and making things worse with their enabling behavior and of course they don't even realize it. You'd think he'd have learned something and grown up by now, but not if he and his admirers can help it. No doubt he doesn't think so but the judge is providing the no-nonsense influence he needs. How he's ever going to make up for the harm he's done to his victims is a question for bigger minds than his, it seems. There are plenty of people who've seen in him what his supporters refuse to acknowledge and he's done plenty of harm to many in addition to what he was convicted of. He sure is a legend in his own mind and it looks like thanks to himself and enabling by his acolytes his troubles are never going to end.
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And another thing -- Why does the world have to know who Celine Dion's or any other celebrity's gynecologist is? If I were a celebrity I'd want some privacy about SOMETHING and certainly about who my ob-gyn, fertility doctor, etc. was. Yet over and over we hear about Liv Ullman from decades ago, Geraldo Rivera's wife, Celine Dion, and such having been on his exam table. What gives him the NERVE? Other celebrities' doctors RESPECT THEIR PATIENTS' PRIVACY. What a USER. It's inexcusable and it's not his only flaw either. The malpractice he did to some and the lives he ruined... What about THOSE patients? Well that's what you get with a doctor who uses his patients to advance himself. All the famous women in New York, he's hardly the only gynecologist they've ever gone to, but he's the only one who pulls this stunt. If they go along with it it's because he's manipulated them into it. That speaks volumes about the guy in itself. Disgusting!
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