Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Letter to the Attorney General of the United States

November 10, 2015
3801 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Apt. 136
Washington, DC  20008

The Honorable Karl A. Racine
Office of the Attorney General
Government of the District of Columbia
Judiciary Square
441 4th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 727-3400
Fax: (202) 347-8922

RE:  Current Psychiatric Treatment

Dear Mr. Racine:

This will advise the Office of Attorney General that on the afternoon of November 9, 2015 I had a psychiatric consultation with Alice E. Stone, M.D., a psychiatry resident affiliated with St. Elizabeths Hospital working under the supervision of Earl Baughman, M.D.   There is evidence that said psychiatric consultation, whose cost is billed to DC Medicaid and Medicare, was medically questionable or fraudulent. 

I receive weekly psychotherapy provided by the D.C. Department of Behavioral Health consistent with a determination made by the D.C. Department of Human Rights that effective October 29, 1991, my former employer, the D.C. law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld had genuine and credible reasons to conclude that I required counseling for a paranoid "disorder" that might be associated with a risk of violent conduct.  See Initial Determination, D.C. Department of Human Rights (DOHR), Freedman v. Akin Gump Hauer & Feld,
Docket No.: 92-087-P(N) (June 30, 1993) ("Respondent also consulted mental health professionals who advised that Complainant did in fact need counseling and may exhibit violent behavior"); See also, DOHR Final Determination (September 24, 1993) ("That concern coupled with the advice of mental health professionals that Complainant needed counseling and that according to one professional could engage in violent behavior, was sufficient grounds for Respondent’s action to terminate Complainant.").

I was administered psychological testing by The George Washington University Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science in 1994 and in 1996. The testing failed to disclose that I suffer from any diagnosable mental illness. I achieved a perfect score on the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (6 errors) in 1996, which virtually rules out schizophrenia and delusional disorder.  See Ibanez-Casas, I. "Deficits in Executive and Memory Processes in Delusional Disorder: A Case-Controlled Study."  PLoS One, 2013 Jul 2;8(7):e67341.

I have been diagnosed with psychotic mental illness -- Paranoid (Delusional) Disorder (consistent with the prior findings of DOHR) -- and receive monthly disability benefits paid by the U.S. Social Security Administration therefor.  There is evidence that the only reason I qualify for disability benefits is that I believe I have been the victim of a longstanding criminal conspiracy carried out by attorney managers of the D.C. law firm of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, my former employer. There is evidence that St. Elizabeths Hospital is billing D.C. Medicaid and Medicare for the treatment of nonexistent mental illness.  But see,  Freedman v. D.C. Department of Human Rights, D.C.C.A 96-CV-961 (Sept. 1, 1998) (Akin Gump had genuine and credible reasons to determine that I suffered from mental illness that rendered me unemployable and a direct threat in the workplace).  

In fact, Akin Gump's disability determination was based on a medically worthless psychiatric opinion, offered by a psychiatrist who did not examine me personally and who did not obtain my written consent for the opinion.  See American Psychiatric Association (APA) Goldwater Rule, Section 7.3 of the APA's ethics principles.  As of the filing of the complaint in the Superior Court proceedings (cited above), in October 1995, and at all times thereafter, it was unlawful under the laws of the District of Columbia for a psychiatrist to offer a professional psychiatric opinion about an individual without benefit of personal examination per APA Section 7.3.  The D.C. Code in its latest revision makes it unlawful for a physician to "[fail] to conform to standards of acceptable conduct and prevailing practice within a health profession." See D.C. Code 2-3305.14(26). This provision was added to the District of Columbia Health Occupations Revision Act by D.C. Law 10-247, enacted on March 23, 1995. The Court of Appeals in Freedman v. DHR expressly found that the professional psychiatric opinion offered by the psychiatrist to the employer amounted to the diagnosis of a "disorder." See No. 96-CV-961 at 4.  Under current District law the actions of my former employer, Akin Gump in soliciting an illegal act by a psychiatrist might be deemed prosecutable as conspiracy and solicitation. 


Gary Freedman

cc: U.S. Attorney General Loretta  E. Lynch

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