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The disability charge was an allegation that he was prohibited from owning firearms due to a previous conviction or pending criminal charge.

The judge also dismissed a misdemeanor charge of breaching an April 1 protective order. The weapons charge was from April 3 and the threatening charges from April 1.

The April 1 incident involved threats made against employees of an AT&T store in the Canfield area and also involved employees of an area medical provider.

As part of the plea agreement between the Mahoning County District Attorney’s office and Kooshkabadi, the doctor is required to have no contact with the store and medical providers. He also confiscated his firearm.

Also as part of the plea deal, Johnson ordered Kooshkabadi to undergo a mental health evaluation and undergo treatment.

The April 3 charges relate to incidents at Kooshkabadi’s home on St. Ursula Drive in Canfield Township.

According to documents obtained by The Vindicator from the Ohio Medical Board, on April 3, deputies from the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office were called to his home to take the doctor to the hospital for treatment of medical conditions. mental, but Kooshkabadi said that “17 paratroopers stormed my house,” the document said.

He had a gun when deputies detained him. He was taken to St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, where he was admitted, the document says. While there, he described himself as “ISIS and a terrorist”, adding “Call Iran”, the document said.

Following the two guilty pleas, Kooshkabadi was ordered to pay a $250 fine for each threatening charge and to serve 180 days in jail for one threatening charge and 30 days in jail for the other threatening charge. All but four days in jail have been suspended.

He was recognized for four days already served in the Mahoning County Jail, meaning he has no more jail time to serve.

As for the felony weapons charge, the case was dismissed as part of the plea involving the threatening charges, according to court documents. Kooshkabadi will pay the court costs.

MENTAL HEALTH

Gina DeGenova, chief assistant prosecutor and chief legal and public information officer for the Mahoning County District Attorney’s Office, said the plea deal was reached because all of the issues with the charges “related to an issue of mental health”, which were discussed in open court on Friday. .

Kooshkabadi sought treatment and an evaluation of his mental health even before charges were brought against him, DeGenova said.

David Engler, Kooshkabadi’s attorney, said the weapons charge plea deal was made because Kooshkabadi was not banned from having firearms at the time.

Engler added that the protective order charge was dismissed because the order “was never created properly,” adding that the Kooshkabadi was in Atlanta at the time he was ordered to appear for a hearing. protective order in Youngstown. A notice of hearing was sent to him a day before the hearing, Engler said.

Kooshkabadi still has a pending case in Mahoning County Court in Boardman. He is accused of making terrorist threats on April 2. He is due to appear for a preliminary hearing on this charge on May 31 before Judge Joseph Houser.

MEDICAL ADVICE

The medical board document says Kooshkabadi appeared at the Fin Feather Fur Outfitters store in Boardman on April 2 and attempted to purchase a gun. But after staff discovered he was ineligible to purchase one due to information found during a background check, Dr. Kooshkabadi “created a disturbance”, the document says.

“You threatened to kill the staff there and made threats implying you were a terrorist, including shouting ‘Death to America,'” the document addressed to Kooshkabadi reads. The police were called to the scene.

The document is part of the documentation used by the medical board to suspend the doctor’s license to practice medicine and surgery on April 26. The commission said the suspension was due to the incidents on April 1, 2 and 3.

According to documents filed with the Mahoning County Family Relations Court, Kooshkabadi’s wife, Maria, filed for divorce from her husband in September. Judge Beth Smith approved a protective order against Kooshkabadi on December 28.

The document states that in September 2021, he was furloughed by his employer. Online documents indicate that he had worked for several medical institutions, including St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

The medical board document says he was furloughed no later than September 2021 “after a series of incidents were reported by staff and patients.” Among them were emotional outbursts in an operating room during and after surgery.

erunyan@vindy.com

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