Jury Trial Scheduled to Begin for Man Accused of Practicing Medicine Without a License on Chronically Ill Patients

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A Jury Trial is scheduled to begin in May in the case of Robert Oldham Young, a Valley Center man accused of practicing medicine without a license and grand theft.

An undercover investigation led by the Division of Investigation’s Operation Safe Medicine Unit and the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office found that Young had been using intravenous medications to treat chronically ill patients, despite not having a license to practice medicine.  Patients were charged large sums of money, up to $50,000.00 for Young’s treatments.  Some patients died while in Young’s care at the PH Miracle Center.

On January 24, 2014, Young pled not guilty to eighteen felony charges, including practicing medicine without a license and grand theft.  After a two week Preliminary Hearing in November 2014, a judge ordered that there was sufficient evidence to proceed with a jury trial.  Young will face six felony charges.

Young’s trial is scheduled to begin on May 12, 2015 in San Diego County Superior Court, North County Division, Vista Regional Center, Department 5.

See Medical Board of California’s news release here.