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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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March 16, 2000 | KENNETH R. WEISS, TIMES EDUCATION WRITER
The University of California Board of Regents, in a rare act of punishment, on Wednesday fired Dr. Sergio C. Stone, one of three physicians at the center of the 1995 UC Irvine fertility scandal. The board rejected a recommendation by a panel of UCI faculty, which held an extensive hearing and concluded in September that Stone should only be demoted. In firing Stone, the regents cited "multiple and serious violations of the Faculty Code of Conduct."
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April 14, 1998 | DAVAN MAHARAJ
Sergio C. Stone, one of three doctors involved in UC Irvine's fertility clinic scandal, likely will be sentenced next month for fraudulently billing insurance companies. Stone's sentencing, which was scheduled Monday in federal court, was postponed because prosecutors and defense attorneys said they needed more time to respond to a confidential presentencing report prepared by court officials.
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February 25, 1999 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dr. Sergio C. Stone, one of three physicians at the center of the 1994 UC Irvine fertility scandal, has been put on three years' professional probation for insurance fraud, state officials said Wednesday. The Medical Board of California also revoked Stone's license to practice medicine but immediately stayed the revocation. "It's basically something that hangs over his head," said Sanford Feldman, a state deputy attorney general who helped prosecute the case.
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June 11, 1996
A federal judge on Monday agreed to reconsider his ruling that disqualified Allan H. Stokke from representing Dr. Sergio C. Stone, who is scheduled to go on trial next week on charges stemming from the UC Irvine fertility clinic scandal. U.S. District Judge Gary L. Taylor removed Stokke from the case last week, citing a potential conflict of interest because Stokke's law firm had also represented Dr. Jose P. Balmaceda when the scandal erupted. Stone, Balmaceda and Dr. Ricardo H.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1996
Two physicians have been dismissed as defendants in a lawsuit resulting from the UC Irvine fertility clinic scandal, the attorney who filed the suit said Tuesday. Drs. Jose P. Balmaceda and Sergio C. Stone were dropped from the case because they were not involved in the care of patient Sherry Mirkis, one of more than 40 women to sue three UCI doctors and the university alleging her eggs were stolen, said Mirkis' attorney, Patrick McCormick.
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May 16, 1996
An Orange County couple sued the University of California and three UC Irvine physicians Wednesday, alleging the woman's eggs and embryos were stolen and implanted in another patient who had twins. Donna and Joseph Rafael contend the transfer occurred in October 1987 at a clinic at AMI/Garden Grove Medical Center, a former affiliate of UC Irvine. Other improper transfers may have occurred between August 1987 and July 1993, the suit alleges.
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June 21, 1997 | MARCIDA DODSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three former UC Irvine fertility doctors, already charged with mail fraud in the university's fertility scandal, have been indicted on charges of income tax evasion, officials said Friday. A federal grand jury indictment alleges that Drs. Ricardo Asch, Jose P. Balmaceda and Sergio C. Stone essentially hid patients' cash payments from their books and filed fraudulent business and personal income tax returns with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service for 1991 and 1992.
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December 24, 1997 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dr. Sergio C. Stone, one of three former partners in the fertility clinic that plunged UC Irvine into an international scandal involving human eggs and embryos, blew a kiss and waved to friends and relatives after a federal judge agreed Tuesday to release him from jail. U.S. Judge Gary L.
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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1998 | DAVAN MAHARAJ
Sergio C. Stone, one of three doctors involved in UC Irvine's fertility clinic scandal, likely will be sentenced next month for fraudulently billing insurance companies. Stone's sentencing, which was scheduled Monday in federal court, was postponed because prosecutors and defense attorneys said they needed more time to respond to a confidential presentencing report prepared by court officials.
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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1997 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dr. Sergio C. Stone, one of three former partners in the fertility clinic that plunged UC Irvine into an international scandal involving human eggs and embryos, blew a kiss and waved to friends and relatives after a federal judge agreed Tuesday to release him from jail. U.S. Judge Gary L.
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November 19, 1997 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal prosecutors announced new charges Tuesday against two of the UC Irvine fertility clinic doctors at the center of an international scandal, accusing the clinic's former director for the first time of stealing human eggs from some patients and implanting them in other unsuspecting women. Ten of 40 new charges against Dr. Ricardo H. Asch, the scandal's central figure, accused him of misappropriating the eggs of some former patients at UCI's now-defunct Center for Reproductive Health.
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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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1997 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors described former UCI fertility doctor Sergio C. Stone on Thursday as a "greedy" man who conspired with his ex-partners to avoid paying taxes and to dupe insurance companies so that they could reap extra profits. Stone's attorney denied the allegation, saying his client did not intend to deceive anyone and that he was "left out of this criminal loop" by his former colleagues.
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May 9, 1996 | ANTONIO OLIVO and DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Dr. Sergio C. Stone, one of three doctors at the center of UC Irvine's fertility clinic scandal, was released from prison Tuesday night after spending almost two weeks in jail. Stone, who faces 10 counts of mail fraud, walked out of the Santa Ana Detention Center after posting a $3-million bond. He had been in the jail since April 25, when federal agents arrested him at his Villa Park home. He is now under house arrest there.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 1997 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors described former UCI fertility doctor Sergio C. Stone on Thursday as a "greedy" man who conspired with his ex-partners to avoid paying taxes and to dupe insurance companies so that they could reap extra profits. Stone's attorney denied the allegation, saying his client did not intend to deceive anyone and that he was "left out of this criminal loop" by his former colleagues.
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October 10, 1997 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In private discussions with prosecutors, former UC Irvine fertility doctor Sergio C. Stone admitted that he and his two partners conspired to overbill insurance companies so that they could reap extra profits, according to court papers filed Thursday. Stone told prosecutors that he and other physicians at the now defunct Center for Reproductive Health would routinely charge fees for an assistant surgeon, even when none participated in an operation.
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September 30, 1997 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dr. Sergio C. Stone, one of three partners blamed for the UC Irvine fertility scandal, is the first--and may remain the only--to be brought to trial on criminal charges. But when opening statements are made in the trial, scheduled to open today in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana, jurors will hear nothing of the nationwide scandal in which human reproductive eggs and embryos were stolen and then transplanted into other women or shipped off to medical research laboratories.
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