July 17, 2018
Donald J. Trump
President of The United States of America
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington DC 20500
RE: Pardon for felon, Omeed Memar, Case No. 15 CR 345
Dear Mr. President:
My name is Omeed Michael Memar. I was convicted of medical and information fraud on May 10, 2017. I am serving three years public service, helping educate young doctors about skin cancer and doing medical research. I find that noble. The only problem is that I am innocent.
I caught a skin cancer, as a board-certified dermatologist, on a person who came to me for a second opinion. Her previous dermatologist was calling this cancer benign. I removed her cancer. She was appreciative. I progressed to treat her twice for pre-cancers. However, Blue Cross/Blue Shield turned me over to the Obama-era FBI Medicare fraud task force, even though the patient was not a Medicare patient. She was 52 years old. They combed through my 30,000 charts. All they could find was 8 patients, including the skin cancer patient I mentioned, who did not think they had “actinic keratosis.”
Furthermore, the government did not like the tool I used, an IPL device. I showed them 5 publications to its effectiveness, but to no avail. The Obama-appointed DOJ prosecuted me and with numerous misstatements, convicted me. They threatened me in the media with 120 years of prison, then 41 months of prison. The acting federal judge reduced it to 3 years of public service. I whole-heatedly believe in public service.
However, the purpose of this letter is a symbolic greater good: to make a wrong right. I am innocent. I believe in the great democracy that we share and I am writing this to correct an oversight, my innocence. I believe in our system, and want to believe that it can decipher guilt from innocence with greater accuracy. I would never engage in fraud.
My family went through great hardship to legally immigrate to this country and give back. I was eight years old. I would never steal or defraud. My allegiance is to this nation, and the Hippocratic oath to my patients. I have written greatly about the details of my case on www.DrMemar.com. My case is currently up before the seventh circuit court of appeals. I ask you for a pardon, in the name of justice.
My family and I cheer you on, as you took on some of the very elements who came after me. I greatly appreciate your review of my case.
Thank you for taking the time to read my letter.
Omeed Memar, MD, PhD