Delaware, March 3 (UPI) A doctor who has been charged with practicing medicine with intent to harm is accused of practicing medical terrorism, the Delaware Attorney General’s Office announced Friday.
In a press release, the office said the physician, Dr. James W. Brown, was charged with conspiracy to commit medical terrorism and was in custody at the U.S. Naval Base at Pensacola, Florida.
Brown is accused, among other things, of practicing medicine for the purpose of inducing patients to submit to medical procedures that violate their religious or moral convictions, and to knowingly engage in unlawful practice of medicine with the intent to cause the death of another person, the attorney general’s office said.
Brown has been arrested twice in the past two years, for violations of state and federal laws.
In 2015, he was charged in Delaware with practicing medical terror for treating patients at his practice at the Naval Base.
Brown was charged earlier this year after Delaware’s attorney general said that the practice of physician-assisted suicide and the medical treatment of mentally ill patients violates the patient’s civil rights and could be prosecuted as a form of medical terrorism.
“Dr. Brown has repeatedly and illegally assisted in the deaths of patients in violation of their constitutional rights,” Attorney General Mike DeWine said in a statement on March 4.
“His actions have been harmful to his patients, to Delaware, and his patients’ families.
The public deserves to know how this physician’s actions are affecting Delaware’s most vulnerable patients.”
In 2014, Brown was indicted on charges of conspiracy to violate federal law and conspiracy to facilitate the transportation of a person to engage in conduct constituting a violation of a federal statute.