Doc Accused Of Trading Drugs For Sex

SKOKIE, Ill. (STMW) – A west suburban pediatrician accused of using craigslist to offer prescription drugs for sex pleaded not guilty to a drug charge on Tuesday.

Dr. Joshua Baron, 37, of S. Taylor Ave. in Oak Park was arrested Jan. 13 by Wilmette police and charged with one felony count of attempted delivery of a controlled substance, and one misdemeanor count of solicitation of a sex act.

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On Tuesday, Baron pleaded not guilty and a status hearing was set for April 14, Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said. Bond was set at $2,000 on Jan. 14.

Wilmette police started investigating Baron after officers saw an advertisement he placed on, a sales and trade website, which offered drugs for trade.

“Our detectives will routinely check online sites for potential criminal activity in the village of Wilmette,” Det. Sgt. Kyle Murphy said. “They saw this and began the investigation.”

Undercover officers struck up an email conversation with Baron, who allegedly offered to exchange illegal prescriptions for sex acts. When he traveled to Wilmette to make the transaction, he was arrested, Murphy said.

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  • Mike Leahy

    How does someone with a doctorate degree do something so stupid?

    • Mr. Justice

      Just look at him. There’s your answer. He just ruined his life though by doing something so very stupid.

  • Southside

    Really, really stupid. Probably not even a real doctor.

  • Chivi

    The more education you have the less likely someone will suspect you of any wrongdoing. Education has nothing to do with stupidity. People do not go to school to learn stupid. It comes naturally.

  • Raymond Prudente

    I believe 5% of Doctors are bad and 95% of Lawyers are liars defending unethical doctors.

    I initiated four medical records request and my wife issued two check for payment for the release of my remaining medical and billing records: Diagnosis, Prognosis, Treatment Plan and Billing information. However my treating dentist (Dr. Kalee Bugman) and the owner (Dr. Azim Zadeh) of Stone Dental Group, Chicago failed to release those above mentioned records to date.

    Previously, I filed disciplinary complaints with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (Case# ILO7-01262 and 2009-00057): Falsification and withholding of medical records, failure to refer, health care fraud, etc,. I also filed illegal billing and withholding of patient medical/billing records with the Office of the Attorney General but the above Government agencies closed my case absent the presentation of evidence and testimony vital to the case. I was deprived of an opportunity to access my medical/billing records and an impartial investigation as required under Illinois Administrative law.

    After filing the first complaint my family received two death threats and subsequently assaulted by two unidentified male suspects. I was able to report and filed police report after the incident. One of the suspects was caught by the store surveillance camera in front of my unit. But the CPD First District failed to accept my follow-up report and investigation when I detected suspect’s car plate number.

    My wife a registered nurse and my sister a case nurse manager detected persuasive, incomplete and fraudulent billing claim with respect to the two pages chart initially released by the clinic. Illinois statutes and laws supposedly designed protecting patient rights in obtaining their medical.billing information to determine the accuracy of bill are abused.

    I was hospitalized and suffered neurological nerve complications and pain that lasted almost a year due to a sub-standard, incomplete and fraudulent Root Canal. Presently, the Department of Health & Human Services, Office For Civil Rights, Chicago Regional Office is investigating the matter.

    In the interest of JUSTICE and FAIRNESS I am appealing to the Chicago Police Department, The Office of the Governor and to Atty. Liza Madigan to reviewed and re-investigate my case and to apprehend criminal suspects.

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