Oklahoma Abortionist Pleads Guilty to Fraud, Surrenders Medical License After Operation Rescue Complained

By Cheryl Sullenger

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma abortionist Naresh Patel pled guilty on Friday to charges he committed fraud when he sold abortion pills to three non-pregnant undercover officers after Operation Rescue filed a complaint against his that resulted eventually in his arrest in December, 2014.

Patel was ordered to serve 18 days in a private correctional facility, pay a $20,000 fine, and serve 10 years of probation.

Patel surrendered his medical license and can never practice medicine again, according to his plea agreement. His abortion clinic has permanently closed.

Patel must also pay court costs, $2,000 in restitution and a victim’s compensation assessment of $100.

“We are excited to announce that is reign of terror has now come to an end because of our complaint that brought him to the attention of the Attorney General’s office,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “This predatory abortionist will never again be able to operate an abortion clinic, exploit another woman, or kill another baby. We are proud to have been a part of bringing his reign of terror to an end.”

Operation Rescue had filed complaints with the Attorney General’s Office and the Oklahoma Medical Board against Patel in the spring of 2014 after discovering evidence of abortion abuses in trash from his office supplied by a confidential informant. Cooperation between those two agencies led to Patel’s arrest.

“Patel has managed to escape justice before, and this time, he must be held accountable for his crimes,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “His greedy exploitation of vulnerable women must come to an end. If anyone belongs behind bars, it is Naresh Patel.”

In 1993, Patel was charged with one count of “forcible oral sodomy” and one count of sexual battery after a patient alleged that he had sexually assaulted her on an examination table prior to an abortion. She then recorded two phone conversations with him in which she alleged that he asked if she was angry about the assault and apologized for it.

Three victims came forward and told of their horrific encounters with Patel, but somehow the jury failed to convict him.

Patel was also previously disciplined by the Oklahoma Medical Board for Unprofessional Conduct for “failing to maintain dispensing records for dangerous drugs and keep complete and accurate records of purchase and dispensing of controlled drugs” and for injuring a woman during a botched abortion.

In 1993, Patel admitted that he dumped the remains of nearly 60 babies that had been aborted at his clinic in a field near Shawnee, Oklahoma, and had attempted to burn them but only the plastic bags around the remains caught on fire. The bodies were discovered by two passers-by. Patel’s excuse that he could not find a service to take away the remains lacked credibility. Because at that time there were no laws in Oklahoma regarding the disposal of aborted baby remains, Patel was never charged.

Patel was also recently sued for sexual harassment after an employee claimed that he repeatedly asked her for sexual favors. She alleges he forced her to conduct grisly tasks at his abortion facility after she refused her advances and that she quit after he attempted to rape her at his home.

Read Operation Rescue’s original Patel investigation report with a link to the complaint that brought this criminal to justice!

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Oklahoma Abortionist Is Bound Over for Trial after Defrauding Women

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By Cheryl Sullenger

Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma abortionist Naresh G. Patel appeared in an Oklahoma District Court on June 9, 2015, and waived his right to a preliminary hearing in a criminal case prompted by a complaint made by Operation Rescue. He has been bound over for trial.

“We want Patel to have his day in court. As in the Kermit Gosnell trial, we believe shocking details of Patel’s criminal abortion operation will come out and give us all another window into the truth about the abuses that really go on inside American abortion clinics,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Abortionists like Patel and Gosnell are not anomalous. I have yet to find an abortion business that complies with every law.”

Patel was arrested and jailed on December 9, 2014, when police raided Patel’s Outpatient Services for Women abortion clinic and his home. Both locations were searched during the raids.

Patel’s Oklahoma City abortion clinic has been closed ever since. In addition Patel signed a formal agreement with the Oklahoma Medical Board promising not to practice medicine.

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Patel was charged with three counts of fraud after three female undercover agents went to Patel’s abortion facility and were told by Patel they were pregnant when they were not. Patel then sold abortion pills to them for $645.

Later, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt added a felony charge of racketeering that carried a minimum of 10 years in prison.

On June 9, that charge was changed to Conspiracy to Commit a Felony, which carries the still hefty penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. The fraud charges carry penalties of three years in jail and a maximum fine of $15,000.

Operation Rescue had filed complaints with the Attorney General’s Office and the Oklahoma Medical Board against Patel in the spring of 2014 after discovering evidence of abortion abuses in trash from his office supplied by a confidential informant. Cooperation between those two agencies led to Patel’s arrest.

“Patel has managed to escape justice before, and this time, he must be held accountable for his crimes,” said Newman. “His greedy exploitation of vulnerable women must come to an end. If anyone belongs behind bars, it is Naresh Patel.”

In 1993, Patel was charged with one count of “forcible oral sodomy” and one count of sexual battery after a patient alleged that he had sexually assaulted her on an examination table prior to an abortion. She then recorded two phone conversations with him in which she alleged that he asked if she was angry about the assault and apologized for it.

Three victims came forward and told of their horrific encounters with Patel, but somehow the jury failed to convict him.

Patel was also previously disciplined by the Oklahoma Medical Board for Unprofessional Conduct for “failing to maintain dispensing records for dangerous drugs and keep complete and accurate records of purchase and dispensing of controlled drugs” and for injuring a woman during a botched abortion.

In 1993, Patel admitted that he dumped the remains of nearly 60 babies that had been aborted at his clinic in a field near Shawnee, Oklahoma, and had attempted to burn them but only the plastic bags around the remains caught on fire. The bodies were discovered by two passers-by. Patel’s excuse that he could not find a service to take away the remains lacked credibility. Because at that time there were no laws in Oklahoma regarding the disposal of aborted baby remains, Patel was never charged.

Patel was also recently sued for sexual harassment after an employee claimed that he repeatedly asked her for sexual favors. She alleges he forced her to conduct grisly tasks at his abortion facility after she refused her advances and that she quit after he attempted to rape her at his home.

No trial date in Patel’s fraud case has yet been set. A pretrial conference is scheduled for July 8, 2015.

Operation Rescue plans to attend Patel’s trial, when it happens, and report daily from the courtroom.

Read Operation Rescue’s Special Patel Story Archive:

May 3, 2014: Abortionist Accused of Rape, Sodomy, & Dumping Baby Remains Once Again Under Investigation.
December 9, 2014: Abortionist Patel Arrested, Jailed, After Attorney General Investigation Sparked by Operation Rescue Complaint
December 19, 2014: Oklahoma Abortionist Charged with Racketeering, Faces 10 Years in Prison

Oklahoma Abortionist Charged with Racketeering, Faces 10 Years in Prison

By Cheryl Sullenger

Oklahoma City, OK — An Oklahoma abortionist who was arrested last week for prescribing abortion pills to women who were not pregnant has drawn another serious criminal count.

Thursday, the Oklahoma Attorney General’s office charged Naresh Patel, 62, with racketeering, a felony punishable by at least 10 years in jail.

The charges were all in relation to his Outpatient for Women abortion business, located in Oklahoma City.

“Kermit Gosnell was also charged and convicted of racketeering. Both have been accused of operating a corrupt organization. This is just another way that the two abortionists share similarities,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “We pray for Patel’s conversion and hope that he finds Jesus while sitting in jail after his conviction.”

Operation Rescue had filed complaints with the Attorney General and Oklahoma Medical Board against Patel earlier this year after discovering evidence of abortion abuses in trash from his office supplied by a confidential informant. Cooperation between those two agencies led to Patel’s arrest.

After his arrest, authorities searched his house and abortion clinic and seized additional evidence.

Patel’s abortion business remains closed with no immediate plans to reopen until sometime “after the first of the year” according to a woman answering the phone at his abortion facility number.

The Medical Board has declined to issue an emergency suspension of his license to practice, but that seems to matter little with his abortion facility shut down.

Patel was recently sued for sexual harassment after an employee claimed that he repeatedly asked her for sexual favors. She alleges he forced her to conduct grisly tasks at his abortion facility after she refused her advances and that she quit after he attempted to rape her at his home.

Patel was acquitted in the 1990s on rape charges after three women came forward and pressed charges against him.

Read Operation Rescue’s March 3, 2014, Special Report: Abortionist Accused of Rape, Sodomy, & Dumping Baby Remains Once Again Under Investigation