State Health Dept. fines, censures Corasanti

Aug 7, 2012

The New York State Department of Health Monday censured Dr. James Corasanti in the wake of his guilty verdict in May to common law DWI in the July 2011 crash that killed 18-year-old Alexandria Rice.

Dr. Corasanti was censured, fined $10,000, and placed on probation for five years. Corasanti, 56, can only practice medicine when supervised by a licensed physician.

He must also participate in sobriety screenings, enroll in an ethics program, and attend therapy sessions.

Corasanti will be sentenced later this month on his DWI conviction. A jury acquitted him of more serisous manslaughter charges in the highly-publicized trial.