A doctor born through illegal meansIn 1997, Turkish-born Ali Davut Sarikaya was convicted of obtaining money by deception from the Victorian WorkCover Authority. Ending up with a $24,290 judgment debt and costs of $6042, Sarikaya refused to pay this amount and was bankrupted after the conviction.
Since then, without formally changing his name, Sarikaya has gone by the title
Law enforcement bodies including the New South Wales (NSW) police and the NSW Crime Commission have been pursuing Sarikaya for over a decade, although he always slipped through their fingers.
A police raid in 2009 led to evidence surfacing that Sarikaya had purchased a
In 2010, the 54-year-old was charged with fraud for submitting invoices falsely representing that he was a psychologist. According to him, however, those charges were withdrawn in the Melbourne Magistrates Court.
In the same year, he was charged with 20
He has also been charged with fraud in relation to the New Zealand Inland Revenue service for which Sarikaya admitted to submitting false invoices to the New Zealand government for $100,000 in psychology services. However, the Sydney magistrate accepted his claims that it was a joke and that he would have remitted the money had it been paid.
His past eventually caught up with himIn 2012 Sarikaya was appointed to the NSW Bar Association's Professional Conduct Committee to assist in disciplinary matters against barristers, only to be asked to resign two years later when issues regarding his identity arose.
The NSW Health Care Complaints Commissions (HCCC) deemed
According to the HCCC, “Through his actions,
Sarikaya has since been barred from providing health services until he gains the requisite qualifications.
He recently launched a multimillion-dollar damages claim in the NSW Supreme Court for malicious prosecution, false arrest, wrongful imprisonment and misfeasance of public office. Sarikaya claims 83 charges had been laid against him between 2009 and 2011 but none had resulted in a conviction, and that the ongoing persecution had destroyed his clinics in Sydney and Melbourne.
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According to him, he was told to drop his case as 'it would not be possible for me and my family to live without continued prosecutions by the police or the state in NSW'.
Sarikaya had reportedly dropped the Supreme Court after admitting to lying under oath, however, he intends to appeal the HCCC decision. MIMS
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