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#1 bandit22


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Posted 14 September 2008 - 10:29 PM

Hello, I'm new to the board and want to say so far it looks very educational and helpful! I do however I have question for anyone that would perhaps have information on the subject. I'm currently in the process of completing my associate degree in computer science and then planning to complete my bachelor's. I have recently gotten in trouble that resulted in a federal felony for Bribery, its my first and only offense. I recieved probation as punishement but fearing that this will haunt me for the rest of my life and not allow be to go down the path i was on, career wise. I am also a Veteran of the united states army and simply made one very costly error. Before i completed my degree's and start to get all of my certs. i was wondering if Im gonna to have a chance at making it at all in this career field. I just dont want to waste all my money and time on something that I will not be able to use. Thanks alot for any opinions/help.

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 10:59 PM

Your lawyer might be able to expunge your record in 5 - 7 years. It does happen. Ask them.

Get the full education. Mistakes are often over looked.
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Posted 15 September 2008 - 07:23 AM

I don't have any specific advice for you, but like Koan said, a lawyer should help you out.

I hope that it all goes well for you and you can eventually do what you would like to pursue :thumbsup:

All the best :flowers:

Edited by Pr3diction, 15 September 2008 - 07:23 AM.

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 09:34 AM

As long as you are upfront about the conviction, and have a reasonable explanation for any prospective employer, I do not think, given your military service and hopefully your grade point average, that is an obstacle that cannot be overcome. I would certainly also make sure I have superlative personal and professional recommendations at hand.
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Posted 15 September 2008 - 10:21 AM

Although I don't come from America, maybe this will give you some Heart, it involves an American Citizen that was extradited to Australia to face very serious Charges.

Foreign doctors were required to write the AMC exams to see that they were safe. If they were specialists then they were vetted by the specialist colleges. Many foreign doctors could not pass the exams or did not want to do so.

In desperation government went recruiting around the world and arranged for doctors to have temporary registration with the medical board that would allow them to work under supervision. The idea was that they would eventually sit the exam but many did not. In addition to this the staffing was such that there simply were not enough trained Australian doctors in these hospitals to properly supervise and train these doctors.

The scandal:- The bubble finally burst when an Indian trained surgeon, Dr. Patel who had been working in the USA was contracted to go to the Bundaberg hospital. His competence had been a problem in the USA where there had been scandals. He was barred from operating in one state and precluded from performing major surgery in another. This information was missing from his registration documents but the board did not follow it up. He was not vetted by the college of surgeons.

The doctor's personality clearly impressed and not only was he soon doing large numbers of major operations but he was made head of surgery. He was hard working and productive doing large numbers of major operations which brought the hospital more funding. Management was delighted. These were the operations he had been prevented from doing in the USA.

Complaints about complications and deaths made by staff to the hospital's administration were simply ignored. Complaints to the Health Department were not promptly dealt with. It was not until an intensive care nurse persuaded a Member of Parliament to raise it under parliamentary privilege that the scandal was exposed. Multiple patients had died. Dr Death as he is now known is to be charged with manslaughter - but he had long since fled to the USA assisted by one of the hospital administrators.

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Personally my Opinion is get your Qualifications, then as Koran said, Get a Lawyer to follow it through using Cases like this to show that you only received Probation, not Incaration for your Offense and that your Record since has been squeeky Clean.


#6 bandit22

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 10:44 AM

Thanks for the advice....it has not only given me hope but also motivation to not let this mistake in my life hold me back! I'm sure its gona be a long hard road but i'm willing to give it all i got to make it. Thanks alot.

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