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Published On: Mon, Dec 15th, 2014

Dr Naresh Patel arrested after Pamela King death for selling abortion pills to non-pregnant women

An Oklahoma doctor was arrested after authorities discovered he had been scamming women by telling them they were pregnant and then selling them abortion-inducing drugs costing $620. Nareshkumar G. Patel was arrested after authorities were investigating the death of a woman who visited his clinic.

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt condemned Patel’s actions saying that his practices were in “blatant disregard for the health and well-being of Oklahoma women.” 
 
 The investigation was an inter-agency effort made by agents of the Attorney General’s Office, Warr Acres Police Department and Oklahoma City Police Department.”An investigation into Patel’s dubious practices arose from a complaint that he had performed an abortion procedure on Pamela King, even though she was not pregnant,” noted the press release.

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“King was diagnosed and died from complications of cervical cancer later that year, and her autopsy determined that she had not been pregnant in the time frame that the abortion procedure occurred.”

In June, authorities began an undercover investigation in which three women visited Patel at separate sessions and had the abortion provider secretly recorded, noted local media.

According to authorities, Patel falsely told the women that they were pregnant after conducting an ultrasound and then charged $620 each for providing abortion-inducing drugs.

Patel had been operating an abortion clinic since the 1980s. 
 
“Oklahoma women should be able to trust that the advice they receive from their physicians is truthful, accurate and does not jeopardize their health,” Pruitt said. 
 
Patel has been scrutized several times over the years, facing allegations of misconduct, including rape. He then charged with record-keeping violations and improper disposal of confidential information.
Patel is now being held in the Oklahoma County Jail and faces up to three years in prison for three counts of fraud. 
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