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Court affirms suspension of licensee with fraud conviction 14 years before license expired

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The Court of Appeals of Illinois, in a December 28 decision, upheld a decision by the state's Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to suspend an applicant seeking to renew an expired license 14 years after being convicted of serious charges of fraud in his practice.

Among other things, the court noted, the particular disciplinary charges the Department brought against the licensee were not subject to any time bar.

In 2001, podiatrist Aurelio Jimenez pleaded guilty to federal charges of providing improper prescriptions, falsifying medical records, and performing unnecessary surgeries intended for insurance payments. After conviction, he served 60 . . .

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