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March 21, 2000 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dr. Sergio Stone, fired last week by the University of California regents for his role in the scandal that shuttered UC Irvine's world-renowned fertility clinic in 1995, vowed Monday to regain his job and restore his reputation. Stone said he will go to court in the next 45 days to begin the process to reverse his firing, only the fourth time since the 1950s that a tenured UC professor has been dismissed.
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December 28, 2010 | By Catherine Saillant, Los Angeles Times
A physician who rocked a UC Irvine fertility clinic 15 years ago, when he and a partner switched the frozen embryos of dozens of unsuspecting women, is being held in Mexico City as U.S. officials race a deadline to extradite him to face criminal charges. Ricardo Asch, one of two fertility doctors who fled prosecution as the scandal in Orange County unfolded, was arrested in Mexico City on Nov. 3, said Thom Mrozek, spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles. He remains in custody as U.S. prosecutors seek to extradite him to Southern California to face federal mail fraud and tax evasion charges.
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October 11, 1997 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dr. Sergio C. Stone testified in his own defense Friday, denying that he had plotted to dupe insurance companies and evade taxes but saying he was unable to explain why hospital records reveal that he had used foreign unlicensed doctors in some surgeries.
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March 21, 2000 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dr. Sergio Stone, fired last week by the University of California regents for his role in the scandal that shuttered UC Irvine's world-renowned fertility clinic in 1995, vowed Monday to regain his job and restore his reputation. Stone said he will go to court in the next 45 days to begin the process to reverse his firing, only the fourth time since the 1950s that a tenured UC professor has been dismissed.
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March 21, 2000 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dr. Sergio Stone, fired last week by the University of California Board of Regents for his role in the scandal that closed UC Irvine's world-renowned fertility clinic in 1999, vowed Monday to regain his job and restore his reputation. Stone said he will go to court in the next 45 days to begin the process to reverse his firing, only the fourth time since the 1950s that a tenured UC professor has been dismissed.
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April 26, 1996 | JULIE MARQUIS and DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Sergio C. Stone, one of three doctors implicated in a scandal at UC Irvine that rocked the infertility industry, was indicted Thursday on 10 counts of federal mail fraud alleging that he carried out an unlawful billing scheme against insurance companies. Stone, 54, who was arrested at his Villa Park home and brought to U.S.
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May 12, 1998 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dr. Sergio C. Stone, convicted of insurance fraud in connection with UC Irvine's fertility scandal, was spared jail time and sentenced Monday to three years of probation. Stone, 56, must serve one year through a home-detention program. He also agreed to pay $50,000 in fines and more than $14,000 in restitution. "The sentence in this case has nothing to do with the eggs scandal," U.S. District Court Judge Gary L.
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June 3, 1995 | LESLIE BERKMAN and LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Dr. Sergio Stone admits he has made mistakes. The 53-year-old doctor, caught in the maelstrom of UC Irvine's fertility scandal, said he didn't know that university approval was required for research derived from old patient charts. And he is quick to declare that he was wrong not to have sought approval for a comparison of two drugs that he did at UCI's Center for Reproductive Health. But he said none of those infractions warrant the nightmare he now lives.
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April 30, 1996 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A UC Irvine doctor who is among three physicians implicated in the university's egg-swapping scandal pleaded not guilty Monday to insurance fraud charges, but his release from custody was delayed when a judge later suspended a court order setting bail. Dr. Sergio C. Stone will have to wait until today to find out if a federal judge approves the terms of his $3-million bond. In an emergency court hearing Monday afternoon, prosecutors persuaded U.S. District Judge Gary L.
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April 9, 1997 | MARTIN MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The federal trial of Dr. Sergio C. Stone, set to start Tuesday, will now probably begin this summer, according to attorneys involved in the case. The postponement came at a pretrial hearing Monday after federal prosecutors sought deletions to the 35-count mail fraud indictment against Stone, the first of UC Irvine's fertility clinic doctors to stand trial. Stone and his two medical partners--Ricardo H. Asch and Jose P.
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March 21, 2000 | PETER M. WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Dr. Sergio Stone, fired last week by the University of California Board of Regents for his role in the scandal that closed UC Irvine's world-renowned fertility clinic in 1999, vowed Monday to regain his job and restore his reputation. Stone said he will go to court in the next 45 days to begin the process to reverse his firing, only the fourth time since the 1950s that a tenured UC professor has been dismissed.
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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 UC Irvine 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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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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July 17, 1999 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attempting to recoup millions of dollars spent on legal settlements, the UC Board of Regents voted Friday to sue the doctors who ran the scandal-ridden fertility clinic at UC Irvine. The regents want Ricardo H. Asch, Jose P. Balmaceda and Sergio Stone to reimburse them for more than $19 million the university has agreed to pay infertile couples who sought help at the now-defunct Center for Reproductive Health.
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July 17, 1999 | RICHARD MAROSI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attempting to recoup millions of dollars spent on legal settlements, the UC Board of Regents voted Friday to sue the doctors who ran the scandal-ridden fertility clinic at UC Irvine. The regents want Ricardo H. Asch, Jose P. Balmaceda and Sergio C. Stone to reimburse them for more than $19 million that the university has agreed to pay infertile couples who sought help at the once acclaimed but now defunct Center for Reproductive Health.
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March 3, 1999 | DANA PARSONS
Buried on Page 6, the story still caught my eye: the state medical board decided not to revoke Sergio Stone's license. It took me back to a lunch last summer when Stone, so low he said he felt "doomed," gamely insisted that he'd done nothing intentionally wrong. Sergio Stone--a name forever linked in Orange County medical circles with the egg-theft scandal that rocked the UC Irvine fertility clinic and the school itself in 1995. The scandal demanded heads on platters.
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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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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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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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May 12, 1998 | From a Times Staff Writer
Dr. Sergio C. Stone, convicted of insurance fraud in connection with UC Irvine's fertility clinic scandal, was spared jail time and sentenced Monday to three years of probation. Stone, 56, must serve one year in a home detention program. He also must pay $50,000 in fines and more than $14,000 in restitution. "The sentence in this case has nothing to do with the eggs scandal," U.S. District Judge Gary L.
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