I guess it was a good life while it lasted

Dr. Ira Klein owned the medical group Gastroenterology Associates of Memorial City and the Liver Institute of Texas, at 10565 Katy Freeway, had been awarded four patents on drugs used to treat hepatitis C.

He purchased a home in an exclusive part of Fla. for his wife Gabrielle Puccini Klein, 34. He also had homes in Houston appraised at $1.87 million, and Vail, Colorado appraised at $216,000..

Gabrielle and Ira married about a year ago. She didn’t know that being generous to the women who were important in his life, was a trait that Ira had shown before.

She didn’t know that in 1994, Ira’s then wife Yolande,  had sued him for divorce and listed as the reason that Ira had given his mistress $144,000 per year, with an apartment and a Porsche. But they were able to work things out, and came to an agreement that Ira would take turns staying with his wife and his mistress on alternating days.

However, Yolande sued for divorce again in 2000, upset about her husband giving a a $204,000 annual salary, an $840,000 house and a Lexus 650 to his newest second mistress.

Ira boasted about how successful his medical practice was. And about the success of his investment firm. But evidently these successful enerprises weren’t enough for Ira.

In 2004 the medical board fined Ira and ordered him to stop selling medications. In Dec. he voluntarily gave up his medical license. Then last week Ira recieved an indictment for 46 counts alleging mail fraud, insurance fraud, health-care fraud and false claims for billings to insurance companies totaling $16 million over the last six years. Klein is accused of making $10 million from false claims by billing for injections he never gave and improperly retailing drugs to his patients instead of sending them to pharmacies.

Gabrielle and Ira had been having problems recently, a friend has recounted an incident where Gabrielle was talking to him on the phone, and Ira took the phone from her. The friend claims that Gabrielle was afraid of Ira. And that Ira had threatened to kill himself. However, they were attempting to reconcile, and had planned a trip to Hawaii in order to faciliate this. However, the latest indictment put a stop to Ira doing any traveling.

Gabrielle left Ira Thurs. And upon learning that she was  leaving, Ira flew to the home in Fla. given to Gabrielle, then called her on the phone, leaving messages that he hired a locksmith to open the doors to the home. Then he called and told her that he was going to kill himself.

Police allege there was an odor like kerosene strewn throughout the home. Ira was found in the garage, and a security guard broke in and pulled him from the burning home.

Police debated sending Ira to a hospital, then finally they arrested him for arson and took him off to jail. http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/3716296.html

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25 Comments

  1. Steve said,

    March 14, 2006 at 7:33 am

    Interesting read!

    Thanks

  2. Bootsie said,

    March 18, 2006 at 5:09 pm

    I knew the wife then, yolande…….He is really a sick man…but why do these women marry a man like this ????? It all comes down to money money money…He has been married seven or eight times . It is very disgusting

  3. wray said,

    March 23, 2006 at 5:40 am

    Dr. Klein is an excellent, top of the line Doctor. He has made great breakthroughs in medicine. He is intelligent, capable, and unquestionable when it comes to his profession.
    Personally, I thought window peaking was illegal. So why are so many people interested in his bedroom? He is a Doctor!!!

  4. March 23, 2006 at 5:51 am

    Believe it or not, Doctors are people too.
    Even an excellent doctor can be a lousy husband, even an intelligent, capable, and unquestionable doctor when it comes to his profession, can make bad or even murderous personal decisions. Because when it comes down to it, doctors are people too.
    ROFL, and I never really thought about it, but yes I guess I do peek into bedrooms sometimes don’t I!

  5. GoldDigger said,

    April 2, 2006 at 4:22 am

    Why is nobody pointing the finger at the psycho wife Gabrielle? She’s a plain out gold digger who has been sued a few times by her previous conquests. She drive Ira to his insanity. And she’s doing everythg she can to con Ira out of whatever money she can. Anyone interested in those stories let me know and I’ll post all the links here.

  6. April 2, 2006 at 6:37 am

    I delete most things other than court sites and news articles. Those are more than welcome, but other than the blogs I sometimes blog about, most everything else I would look at as promotion of a website. You are of course free to leave your homepage. Under those conditions feel free.

  7. April 7, 2006 at 10:55 pm

    I like that perspective on it. I have to think about that and get back after I have had a chance to think about it more.

  8. hermelinda said,

    April 15, 2006 at 9:08 pm

    This is a great blog. I agree with the last few comments and posts. Make sure you keep this web page active.I will spread the good word.

  9. James said,

    June 14, 2006 at 12:28 pm

    Of course you bash the guy and Gabrielle is just an innocent bystander. Then one person says they will post things about the wife and you refuse. All of these women knew his past and accepted it cause they wanted money. You really should try and be a little more even handed.

  10. June 14, 2006 at 8:10 pm

    Sorry James. I didn’t refuse to accept any information on the wife. However, I cannot accept bashing without some evidence. Link me to a newspaper or to a court case and I will be more than happy to accept it.
    I will however agree in general that people will often accept a lot, as long as money goes along with it.

  11. Mark said,

    June 16, 2006 at 7:24 pm

    I am a former patient of Ira Klein. I would like to point out that he surrendered his medical liscence in dec. 05. So I do not think it is appropriate to refer to him as “Dr.” Klein. The title of Dr. is one of respect and I do not feel this person is worthy of that title. I understand his bail has been revoked. I hope he gets what is coming to him.

  12. June 16, 2006 at 7:40 pm

    Thank you Mark. I used the title as it was used in the articles I read. I believe I did note that he had given up his medical license, though your point is well taken.

  13. DSteele said,

    July 2, 2006 at 8:29 pm

    Ira’s trial for insurance fraud is August 1st and he is in Federal Prison in Houston, TX. You can locate him by going to http://www.bop.gov and doing an inmate locator search using his first and last name. His wife Gabirelle is currently sleeping with and living with the man who made counterfiet copies of millions of dollars woirth of jewlery that Ira gave to her, so she could hide the real jewelry from Ira and the Feds. Now she’s geting her new boyfriend to sell the real jewels for her at his luxury jewelry store so she can get as close to retail price as she can. She’s also in the process of divorcing Ira as we speak. She hopes to walk away with the $3.2 house and the cars and the jewelry and whatever bank accounts she can get into that the Feds have not frozen yet.

  14. July 2, 2006 at 8:50 pm

    And have you advised the authorities of these allegations?

  15. melanie said,

    July 10, 2006 at 10:12 pm

    My father is very sick and is a former patient of Dr. Klein’s. Where can we go or who can we call to get my father’s previous medical records.

  16. July 10, 2006 at 11:03 pm

    I’m sorry Melanie, I don’t know the answer to that question. The only things I know to suggest is to contact the state medical board and see if they can assist you.

  17. mark said,

    July 11, 2006 at 12:05 am

    Melanie, Sorry to hear about your father. I was one of Ira’s patients as well. I got a copy of all my records from his office while he was still in practice. He has turned his practice over to a real doctor. If you call Ira’s old office number (713 932-8651) the calls should be transferred and they are required by law to turn them over. You will have to send a letter via certified mail. Also the Texas board of medical examiners has an informative web site which explains your rights. You can google Texas Board of Medical Examiners. Good luck,That man should never practice medicine again.

  18. July 11, 2006 at 1:58 am

    Mark, thank you for your suggestions. I had no clue where to start.

  19. Porl said,

    July 12, 2006 at 2:39 pm

    Gold digger I am very interested in the links you allude to please email me porl@renegadefilms.net.
    DSteele – Do you have any evidence regarding the allegations made?

  20. JBug said,

    July 13, 2006 at 5:22 pm

    I too was a patient of Ira Klein (I refuse to call him a doctor). I had an extremely bad experience with his treatment. I would appreciate it if anyone who was treated by him would please contact me at wall@wt.net.

  21. Porl said,

    July 23, 2006 at 1:37 am

    HI, Homesweethome, could you please get in touch via email?
    Thank you

  22. shugee said,

    July 26, 2006 at 4:40 am

    gold digger I too, would like a list of links related to ira klein. He went to medical school with my ex, who raped his patients, and is now doing commercials for fox news hawking his latest snake oil for muscle and joint pain. Last year it was silent snore. How do these doctors make it this far and get away with it?

  23. shugee said,

    July 26, 2006 at 4:43 am

    oops, gold digger, please send those links to sinclair5055@aol.com. thanks

  24. melanie said,

    August 3, 2006 at 9:15 pm

    His trial was 08/01/06 right? Has anyone heard the verdict?

  25. pamyla said,

    August 7, 2006 at 9:05 pm

    Gold digger, you are absolutely right! His ex conned him and lied to him the whole time they were married. She never even slept with him after the last reconcilliation attempt! She met him on a matchmaking service and moved in her disabled friend and herself and started taking this poor guy to the cleaners. What he thought to be a reconciliation was another attempt of hers to get more money. She will never win a dime from him and I do believe the story about her boyfriend and the jewelry, I am sure the expensive ring that was purchased, again, after she filed for divorce, again was just another scam!Where is her law degree? She slept with a 80 yr old man to go to law school! This is a real winner!!!!Guys beware!


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