FEDS Indict ‘Whistleblower’ – 4 CRIMES?

US Department of Justice

(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – In a new controversial move by the US government, a surgeon who became a whistleblower by disclosing to the American public that his hospital kept mutilating children with transgender procedures has been indicted of four crimes by the US Justice Department.

The Department of Justice has publicly disclosed a four-count indictment against Dr. Eithan Haim for purported violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as he made his initial appearance in a Texas federal court on Monday afternoon.

Dr. Haim is charged with unauthorized access and acquisition of personally identifiable information from pediatric patients within the Texas Children’s Hospital network, according to a detailed six-page indictment announced by U.S. attorney Alamdar Hamdani, National Review reports.

Dr. Haim disclosed documents last year that revealed the Houston-based hospital continued to perform transgender medical procedures on minors, despite assertions by its leadership that it would cease providing sex-change surgeries and puberty blockers the previous year.

This disclosure was in reaction to a non-binding legal opinion issued by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in February 2022, which labeled transgender medical treatments as child abuse.

This opinion spurred Governor Greg Abbott to mandate an investigation by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services into gender-affirming care across the state.

By September 2023, Texas Children’s Hospital was compelled to adhere to a new state law banning surgical and prescriptive treatments for transgender youth.

The indictment alleges that Dr. Haim illicitly procured sensitive patient records with the intent of inflicting harm on Texas Children’s Hospital.

The hospital, according to prosecutors led by assistant U.S. attorney Tina Ansari, suffered financial losses, delays in medical services, and threats against patients and staff due to these actions.

Dr. Haim contends that the documents he released to conservative journalist Christopher Rufo, which were subsequently published in May 2023, had been partially redacted to safeguard the privacy of minor patients.

He argues that the release of this redacted information would not necessarily constitute a HIPAA violation, as the act permits the disclosure of protected health information when it is used to prevent a serious and imminent threat to health or safety.

In a subsequent article dated June 6, Rufo confirmed that significant personal details — such as patients’ names, birth dates, and medical record numbers — were indeed redacted.

However, the service dates, diagnoses, procedural codes, and physician identities were left visible, as noted in the court document.

At the time, Dr. Haim was a resident at Baylor College of Medicine and is accused of requesting reactivation of his hospital login credentials in April 2023 to access records of pediatric patients not under his care, as stated in the DOJ’s press release.

If convicted, Dr. Haim faces a potential sentence of up to ten years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. His case is being prosecuted in the Southern District of Texas.

Copyright 2024, TheLastPatriotNews.com