Confessions of a Quackbuster

This blog deals with healthcare consumer protection, and is therefore about quackery, healthfraud, chiropractic, and other forms of so-Called "Alternative" Medicine (sCAM).

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Doctor arrested in fraud investigation (Ravi Devgan)

Toronto Police Service
News release

Doctor arrested in fraud investigation,
32 Division

Broadcast time: 09:04
Saturday, July 2, 2005
32 Division

Detectives from 32 Division have arrested a doctor.

It is alleged that:

− he continued to practice after being suspended by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

− he provided medical treatment over several years to two nine−year−old boys from a Mennonite family living in Wallaceburg who suffer from cerebral palsy.

−he received thousands of dollars for treatments and injections offered to cure the children's illness.

Charged with Fraud Over $5,000 is Ravi Devgan, 57, of NFA. (*)

Devgan had offices in a number of locations from Toronto to the Wallaceburg area. Police believe Devgan has been seeing a number of other patients suffering serious illnesses.

The accused was scheduled to appear in court on Friday, July 1, 2005, Old City Hall, room 101, at 10 a.m.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have further information to contact 32 Division at 416−808−3205 or Crime Stoppers at 416−222−TIPS (8477) or online at

Constable Isabelle Cotton, Corporate Communications, for Sergeant Lino Murarotto, 32
Division Youth Services


(*) No Fixed Address