Damian Newhart Sentenced to 5 Years for Bank Robbery
According to an article in the OC Register, Damian Newhart was sentenced to five years in federal prison for stealing a total of more than $21,000 from seven banks. He was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release after his prison term and pay restitution. He is presently serving his time at the US Penitentiary in Beaumont, TX as inmate #68683-112. He is scheduled for release on August 6, 2019.
Damian Newhart Pleads Guilty to Bank Robbery
In a plea arrangement, Damian Newhart pleaded guilty to three counts of bank robbery on Tuesday, March 10. He faces up to 60 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for the bank robberies. He is scheduled for sentencing June 1. See the full Orange County Register article.
Damian Newhart Arrested for Bank Robbery
Former Laguna Niguel dentist Damian Newhart was arrested Thursday, January 29th on suspicion of 7 bank robberies in the local area. At the time of his arrest, he was on 5 years probation after serving jail time for his prior felony conviction. His probation for that offense was revoked on Friday, January 30.
News coverage can be found (in order of appearance) in the Orange County Register, the Daily Pilot, the OC Weekly, a followup in the Orange County Register, and the Los Angeles Times. The Times article also contains a link to the KTLA-TV news story that first ran on February 3.
Dr. Newhart Slapped on Wrist for Felony
On July 18, 2014, a sentencing hearing was held for Dr. Damian Newhart. In exchange for his guilty plea to one count of Forging or Altering Prescriptions, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail and 5 years probation. This light sentence was handed down despite 44 other counts of the same violation, all of which were dismissed, and his track record of civil violations as measured by the large number of judgments against him. Also despite the fact that at the time of the violations, he was on probation for a Grand Theft conviction.
Clearly, little more than a slap on the wrist to the man who brought so much misery into so many lives. It’s a shame that the community impact of the drug habit which brought him into this courtroom was not recognized during his sentencing.
Dr. Newhart’s Dental License Revoked
Dr. Newhart’s license to practice dentistry was REVOKED by the Dental Board, effective July 6, 2014. Full details are here.
Dr. Newhart Pleads Guilt to Felony
On March 24, 2014, Dr. Newhart was arraigned on 45 counts of felony forging or altering prescriptions, and pled guilty to one of them. The Orange County Superior Court case number is 13CF3828. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for July 18, 2014. At that same time, a hearing on revocation or reset of his probation from his prior Grand Theft conviction will also be held.
Dr. Newhart’s License Suspended
As part of a release agreement associated with Dr. Newhart’s felony arraignment, he agreed to turn over his dentistry license and is prohibited from engaging in any activity requiring licensure as a Dentist. The agreement can be found here.
Why Did I Create This Site?
When Dr. Damian Newhart abruptly closed his office in Laguna Niguel, California, on January 22, 2013, he abandoned his patients and took their money. In our case, that was $6,525 paid to him up front for orthodontia for our two girls. This site is dedicated to assisting those who were victimized by Dr. Newhart obtain justice and just compensation.
Many of us started communicating with each other by posting our experiences on the Damian Newhart, DDS business page on Yelp. It seems that they were quickly filtered and hidden from public view, so I wanted to create a forum where information could be freely exchanged.
What’s on here?
This site offers you a chance to share your story with others – you are welcome and encouraged to register and write up your experiences on the “Our Stories” page.
Finally, there’s How To information to assist you in filing your own Small Claims case.
Best of luck to all of you. I hope this site can in some small way help you to get back what is rightfully yours.