SACRAMENTO – Peace Officers with the DCA Division of Investigation (DOI) extradited a California doctor from an Arizona federal prison to face felony criminal charges in California. Pezhman Ebrahimzadeh, M.D., who also goes by Pez Abrahams, was transferred to California custody and escorted back to California on August 15, 2014. He will face charges in the Los Angeles County Superior Court.
Charges were filed against Abrahams after an investigation by DOI revealed he committed sex crimes against his medical patients. As a result of the investigatory findings, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed felony criminal charges against him.
Abrahams traveled to Arizona in an attempt to avoid facing charges and was fighting extradition to California. DOI and Arizona authorities worked together to ensure the successful extradition of Abrahams to California. A court date has been set for August 28, 2014.
DOI is the DCA Law Enforcement Branch and provides centralized investigative services for DCA. DOI designates investigators as sworn peace officers, who perform a full range of peace officer duties and responsibilities in order to protect California consumers and licensees by effectively and efficiently enforcing laws, regulations and professional standards.
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