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State Revokes License of Convicted Psychologist

Oxnard psychologist Kenneth Bowers, who was earlier convicted of defrauding Medi-Cal, has had his professional license revoked.

Citing Bowers’ failure to pay fines for the fraud conviction, the Department of Consumer Affairs Board of Psychology revoked the license Friday.

Bowers was convicted of fraud in 1994 for submitting fake Medi-Cal claims.

A Ventura County Superior Court judge sentenced Bowers to six months in jail and $75,000 in fines.

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Bowers was placed on probation by the Consumer Affairs Board of Psychology in 1996.

Psychology board officials said in court filings that Bowers violated his probation when he failed to pay the fines and tested positive for THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.

Deputy Atty. Gen. Joseph Furman said the Bowers case will set an example for other professionals.

“It shows that they will not be able to defraud the government without consequences,” he said.

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