Monday, June 13, 2011

Convicted Doctor Allowed to Maintain Florida Medical License

Stars and Stripes reports that a "former Kunsan Air Base military doctor convicted of rape in 2008 will be able to practice medicine again in Florida if he complies with a settlement agreement, according to a June 3 decision made by the state’s board of medicine."  Mark Seldes must complete 300 hours of community service, pay a $10,000 fine, undergo evaluation and complete an education requirement before practicing medicine again.  A military jury found Seldes guilty of rape, conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman, and adultery in connection with the Nov. 4, 2006 attack on a female civilian. He was sentenced to three years’ confinement and dismissal from the service.  Seldes and the victim knew each other for a short while before the rape.  He gave the victim a sleeping pill as they watched television before the attack.