NEW ORLEANS – An Uptown plastic surgeon who last week had rape and video voyeurism charges against him dismissed will be back in court Tuesday morning after the District Attorney's Office charged him with a new crime.
According to court records, Doctor Alireza ‘Ali’ Sadeghi now faces one count of negligent injuring, the apparent start of a plea agreement between him and prosecutors.
Sadeghi had faced trial on charges of second-degree rape and video voyeurism based on allegations from his former wife.
The negligent injuring charge filed against Sadeghi is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum prison sentence of six months and a $500 fine.
A jury in March found Sadeghi, a breast-reconstruction specialist, not guilty of separate video voyeurism. In that case, he was accused of videotaping his patients, some of whom were nude and unconscious.