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March 05, 2006

Famous Psychiatrist Blows $3 Million On Nigerian Internet Scam

So he's the one:

A renowned psychiatrist from UC Irvine was duped into squandering at least $1.3 million of his family's fortune on a Nigeria Internet scam, according to a lawsuit recently filed by his son.

The son, also an Orange County doctor, said his father β€” Dr. Louis A. Gottschalk β€” gave as much as $3 million over a 10-year period in response to an Internet plea that promised the doctor a generous cut of a huge sum of cash trapped in African bank accounts in exchange for money advances.

The court documents, filed last month in Orange County Superior Court, allege Gottschalk even traveled to Africa to meet a shadowy figure known as "The General."

Gottschalk β€” who at 89 still works at the UCI campus medical plaza that bears his name β€” said in court papers that the losses were caused by "some bad investments."

Guy Gottschalk is asking a judge to remove his father as administrator of the $8-million family partnership that was set up for tax purposes after the death of his mother in 1993. A hearing is set for March 14.

...

In court papers, Guy Gottschalk said his only motive was "to prevent Louis Gottschalk from continuing to be victimized by these devious Nigerian scams."

In related news, I am desperately trying to find out Louis Gottschalk's email before his son has him declared incompetent.

Via Media Lies.


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