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May 2, 1996 | MARTIN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Riverside couple are suing the three physicians at the center of the UC Irvine fertility clinic scandal, contending their fertilized embryos were stolen and possibly implanted in another woman who subsequently gave birth, according to a lawsuit filed in Orange County Superior Court on Tuesday. The filing brings the total number of civil lawsuits to more than 50 stemming from the human egg-swapping scandal involving Dr. H. Asch, Dr. Sergio C. Stone, and Dr. Jose P. Balmaceda.
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May 17, 1995 | LESLIE BERKMAN and DIANE SEO, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
UC Irvine has terminated its relationship with an internationally acclaimed fertility clinic as federal and campus officials investigate allegations that doctors conducted various experiments without patients' approval, university officials said Tuesday.
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October 25, 1997 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jurors ended their first day of deliberations Friday in the trial of Sergio C. Stone, the former UC Irvine fertility doctor charged with defrauding insurance companies and cheating on his income taxes. Jurors deliberated for nearly three hours before adjourning. Deliberations will resume Tuesday. Before U.S. District Judge Gary L. Taylor handed the case to the jury, the attorneys made their final pleas. Stone's attorney, John D.
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May 17, 1995 | From Associated Press
UC Irvine on Tuesday sued three doctors who run the school's fertility clinic, asking the court to safeguard research records and equipment while the clinic is under investigation. The university is ending its relationship with the lucrative UCI Center for Reproductive Health as internal and outside investigators try to determine whether doctors did research on patients without approval. UC Irvine stopped research at the clinic in February.
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May 26, 1995 | JULIE MARQUIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It all began with two employees who blew the whistle on three big-league doctors. A series of investigations into the renowned Center for Reproductive Health apparently has its roots in two separate complaints, in February and September of last year, by insiders against fertility specialists Ricardo H. Asch, Sergio Stone and Jose Balmaceda.
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May 18, 1995 | LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officials at Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center said Wednesday that they have halted negotiations to open a fertility clinic after learning about investigations into the research practices of the doctors with whom they had planned to affiliate. "We are not in any further discussions" with the doctors who operate UC Irvine's Center for Reproductive Health, said Dr. Richard E. Butler, chief executive officer at the Fountain Valley hospital.
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March 26, 1998 | ESTHER SCHRADER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The three UC Irvine doctors who allegedly stole eggs harvested from women undergoing fertility treatments owe the university $2.47 million, mostly from unreported revenue, according to a state audit. The report released Wednesday concludes that the three once-acclaimed fertility experts, Ricardo Asch, Jose Balmaceda and Sergio Stone, failed to report $7.83 million in revenue from their partnership with the university from 1992 to 1994. The university's share of that is $1.
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April 28, 1989 | LANIE JONES, Times Staff Writer
The phone of UC Irvine obstetrician Ricardo Asch rang constantly Thursday as reporters around the country wanted to interview the doctor on a new, still experimental fertilization procedure that had yielded its first baby in the United States. "I think it's important but not that important," Asch said modestly. "We are still perfecting this." Slightly more than 9 months ago, Asch and associate Jose Balmaceda used a thin catheter to place several embryos inside an Irvine woman's fallopian tubes.
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January 23, 2001 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal authorities on Monday said it may take a year to extradite a fugitive Orange County doctor arrested in Argentina in connection with the 1994 UC Irvine fertility clinic scandal. Dr. Jose Balmaceda, 53, who was captured on Thursday after being spotted by customs officials at a Buenos Aires airport, is expected to fight extradition in an Argentine court proceeding to determine whether the U.S. government has sufficient evidence to warrant extradition.
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February 20, 1998 | MARCIDA DODSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A fertility patient whose eggs were implanted in another woman who later bore a son has agreed to settle her lawsuit against the University of California for $460,000, one of the larger amounts in the UCI fertility clinic scandal. UC has settled with two other former patients in recent months for $301,107 and $25,000, bringing the total number of settled cases in the scandal to about 75 and costing nearly $15 million. About 20 other cases have yet to be resolved.
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