Indiana's Most Wanted Doctor Found in Italian Alps
Photo via America's Most Wanted
According to the Sun-Times, his extravagant behavior in the small Italian town of Aosta made authorities suspicious and eventually led to his capture. America’s Most Wanted details his lavish lifestyle, earning $200,000 a week, taking a limo to work, employing several personal assistants and vacationing for 10 days every month in Europe before trouble began in June 2004, when a patient Weinberger misdiagnosed discovered she was dying of throat cancer and filed a malpractice suit. As more malpractice suits piled up, he planned his escaped during his wife’s 30th birthday party in the Greek islands. Since his disappearance thousands of patients have come forward; attorney David Cutshaw of Indianapolis said he promised patients modern sinus surgeries that typically last at least two hours but instead performed outdated procedures lasting as little as 24 minutes.
US authorities have 40 days in which to apply for his extradition and proceedings to extradite Weinberger could take a year or more. If Weinberger waives extradition, he could be returned to the United States as soon as February or March.