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For Immediate Release
September 22, 2004
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Kevin Enright 410-576-6357

CHIROPRACTOR CONVICTED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY OF PRACTICING WITHOUT A LICENSE

Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that Woody Dorcely, age 33, of South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, Maryland, was convicted after a trial on September 21, 2004, of four counts of practicing chiropractic without a license and two counts of misrepresenting to the public that he was authorized to practice chiropractic in Maryland. Montgomery County District Court Judge Gary C. Everngam presided at the trial. The Court scheduled sentencing for October 7, 2004. The charges carry a potential penalty, for a first offense, of six months incarceration, a $2,000 fine, or both.

The charges stem from the time period between May 2003 and October 2003 during which the Defendant, Woody Dorcely, operated a chiropractic clinic on Cameron Street in Silver Spring, Maryland, called Genesis Chiropractic/Wellness Center, Inc. The testimony adduced by the State proved that Woody Dorcely treated the four patients named in the charges at Genesis Chiropractic, as well as directed how an employee, a licensed chiropractor, treated patients at Genesis Chiropractic. Woody Dorcely has never been licensed to practice chiropractic in Maryland or in any other state.

The case was prosecuted by the Criminal Investigations Division of the Attorney General’s Office, with assistance by the State of Maryland Board Chiropractic Examiners.

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