Crime

DA: Breast surgeon sent himself photos of naked patients during surgery

JOHN SIMERMAN

The New Orleans Advocate

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New Orleans plastic surgeon Alireza 'Ali' Sadeghi leaves jail after making bond on Monday, May, 16, 2016.
John McCusker/The Advocate New Orleans plastic surgeon Alireza 'Ali' Sadeghi leaves jail after making bond on Monday, May, 16, 2016.

A noted New Orleans breast surgeon “surreptitiously” took nude photographs of patients during surgery, emailing himself pictures showing the patients’ “faces, breasts and vaginas,” according to Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office.

Dr. Alireza “Ali” Sadeghi also took naked photographs of children, prosecutors claim.

The latest allegations against Sadeghi, an acclaimed surgeon for breast cancer patients, were met with scorn from his attorneys, who noted that they are not contained in the two-count indictment issued against him Thursday.

The new claims came to light Monday as Sadeghi pleaded not guilty to forcible rape and video voyeurism charges from an indictment that Sadeghi’s attorneys dismissed as the stepchild of a domestic civil dispute involving the purported victim.

Criminal District Court Judge Laurie White lowered Sadeghi’s bail from $2 million to $200,000.

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