Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged a Studio City man with practising medicine without a license, having falsely claimed to be a licensed doctor.
Stephan Gevorkian is accused of offering treatments for serious medical conditions, including cancer, to thousands of individuals. His business, Pathways Medical, which conducts blood tests on patients and advises them on treatments, is also under investigation.
Gevorkian faces five felony counts and is due to appear in court on 24 May. District Attorney George Gascón warned that practising medicine without a license is a criminal offence in California, and can cause “irreparable harm” to unsuspecting people.