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October 1, 2014

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Doctor agrees to $5,000 settlement with Board of Medical Examiners

A long-time Las Vegas doctor has agreed to pay a $5,000 fine to the state after he was accused of sexually fondling two female patients in 2008 and 2009.

Dr. Karl Fazekas, who was licensed in the state in 1977, agreed to a settlement with the Board of Medical Examiners in which he does not contest the allegations.

The complaint against him, filed in 2010, said he performed an examination of a 59 year old woman at Sunrise Hospital in 2008. She had complained of nausea and Fazekas was accused of touching her breast and inserting his finger in her vagina.

The complaint also said a 75 year old female patient was admitted to Sunrise Hospital in June 2009 with congestive heart failure. Fazekas was accused of inappropriately fondling her breasts and then moving his hand to her pubic area. The woman told him to stop and tried to push a call button but the doctor moved it away from her, according to the complaint.

The board suspended Fazekas' license in 2010. He did not renew his license when it expired in 2011.

The settlement, released on the agency's website Wednesday, calls for Fazekas to reimburse the board $10,948 to cover the cost of the investigation and says he will not apply for a license again in Nevada.

Fazekas was arrested by police in Las Vegas in February 2010 on sexual counts involving his abuse of patients. He has entered a plea agreement and sentencing is set for February.

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