Former Canfield doctor makes plea deal, will not serve additional jail time
A former Mercy Health doctor from Canfield has agreed to a plea deal and will not have to serve any additional jail time.
39 year-old Ali Kooshkabadi faced charges stemming from two April 2, 2022 incidents in Canfield and Boardman.
Dr. Kooshkabadi was originally charged on two counts of aggravated menacing and 1 count of violating a protective order. He was also charged with making terrorist threats. As a result of the charges, Dr. Kooshkabadi's license to practice medicine was suspended.
According to documents filed by the Ohio Medical Board, police say they were called to the AT&T store in Boardman after Kooshkabadi threatened the staff, and allegedly made a slashing gesture across his throat.
The following day, according to the medical board, Kooshkabadi allegedly caused a disturbance at the Fin Feather and Fur Outfitters in Boardman after the doctor was informed that he was not qualified to purchase a firearm.
"It was blown way out of proportion," said Kooshkabadi's attorney David Engler
On Friday, Kooshkabadi plead guilty to one count of aggravated menacing and one count of menacing. Both are misdemeanor charges. Engler says the other charges have - or will be- dismissed as part of the plea agreement.
As a result, Kooshkabadi has been sentenced to 1-year of probation. He was also sentenced to 180 days in jail, but 176 of those days were suspended and credit was given for the four days he already served.
Engler also notes Kooshkabadi will undergo a mental health assessment and will forfeit a gun.
Kooshkabadi does have an opportunity to request a hearing to have his medical license reinstated.
"I think Dr. Kooshkabadi, if he chooses to, will be able to get his medical license out of suspension," said Engler. "I'm sure the medical board saw these felonies, and they are all resolved as misdemeanor, plus there was some mental health concern at the same time and he's properly treated for it."
Mercy Health officials told 21 News that as of April 1, Kooskabadi is no longer employed there.
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