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He’s a psychologist; his wife isn’t, but she plays one for the purposes of grand larceny.

He teaches Psychology of Personality at the Rochester Institute of Technology, but his main source of income is “allowing unqualified staff, including Esta Miran [she has an education degree], to perform therapy sessions, charging for longer sessions than were actually performed and billing for group therapy sessions when records show individual therapy sessions were occurring at that time.”

Along with grand larceny, they’re facing “scheme to defraud in the first degree, falsifying business records in the first degree, offering a false instrument for filing in the first degree and unauthorized practice.”  They seem to have ripped Medicaid and Medicare off for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

This should be a fun one to watch.  The State Attorney General knows how to pick them.  “Two married doctors are in jail Tuesday,” begins one local report, “accused of stealing close to $250,000 dollars.  Neither of them would stop talking in court.”  The roguish Mirons seem to have decided that the best way to evade their fate (about a decade in jail for both of them) is to pretend to be very old and very stupid.  They nattered on during their arraignment, claiming to be confused about where they were and what was going on.  Unfit for trial!

And yet so agile were these doctors that they sometimes needed only sixty seconds to provide therapy.

One of the charges accuses the Mirans of booking four to five intensive psychotherapy sessions in the same hour and conducting psychotherapy sessions from just one to 12 minutes at a time.

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