A doctor who retaliated against two nurses for reporting him to state medical regulators will spend two months in jail and be on probation for five years after pleading guilty to two felony charges.
Texas doctor pleads guilty over retaliation
Prosecutor David Glickler said Monday that Dr. Rolando Arafiles Jr. pleaded guilty to retaliation and misuse of official information as part of a plea agreement, which also includes surrendering his medical license.
Arafiles retaliated against nurses Anne Mitchell and Vickilyn Galle after they filed an anonymous complaint with the medical board in 2009. They wrote that he used herbal remedies and attempted to use hospital supplies to perform at-home procedures.
Both nurses were fired, indicted and faced up to 10 years in prison. Mitchell was acquitted last year and charges were dropped against Galle.
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