El-Borno joked to one patient about being a "drug dealer," and called his patients “addicts,” the release said. when prescribing these medications to patients. El-Borno also billed Medicaid and other insurance for office visits that did not occur.
A message left with El-Borno's attorney was not immediately returned on Monday. Efforts to find a reliable phone number for El-Borno were unsuccessful. He is free on $25,000 recognizance bail.
Investigators had another psychiatrist review El-Borno's patient files, interviews and other evidence. The psychiatrist found El-Borno's prescription of medication “was not done in good faith in the course of professional practice, within the scope of the patient relationship, and in accordance with treatment principles excepted by all reasonable segments of the medical profession.”