Dr. Jay W. Calvert, Newport Beach-Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon, Cleared of Insurance Fraud

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Orange County prosecutors dropped their medical insurance fraud case against popular Newport Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Jay W. Calvert.

"I am satisfied that this thorough investigation into my practice has yielded a favorable, complete and just result," says Calvert, who also has an office in Beverly Hills, in a statement.

Dr. Jay W. Calvert, Plastic Surgeon, Accused of Unneeded Surgery to Jack Up Insurance Payout

Prosecutors in November had accused Calvert of having performed medically unnecessary procedures on a rhinoplasty patient in 2009 to collect more insurance money. The client said the unneeded work led to long-term medical complications.

But on Monday Deputy District Attorney Shaddi Kamiabipour moved in court to have the case against the Calvert dropped on grounds of "insufficient evidence."

"That kind of charge can ruin a person's life," Allan Stokke, Calvert's attorney, told City News Service. "Guilty or innocent it can be an absolute death sentence for a person's career; so to have it fairly quickly dismissed is an extremely important matter for a well-respected doctor.''

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jennsalaz1970
jennsalaz1970

I went to school with this ass-clown. His real name is Jeffrey Szem, not "Dr. Jay Calvert."  He married Kris Calvert and took her name to hide some, ah, unmentionable actions in another state. He was always a lying scumbag. No shocker he got arrested.

18usc241
18usc241

"That kind of charge can ruin a person's life," Allan Stokke, Calvert's attorney, told City News Service. "Guilty or innocent it can be an absolute death sentence for a person's career; so to have it fairly quickly dismissed is an extremely important matter for a well-respected doctor.''

Yep. Especially if multiple cities in Orange County, CA join in on the reputation destroying fun.

downtownbrown
downtownbrown

" medically unnecessary procedures"? That's the definition of plastic surgery.

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