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Ex-USC med school dean linked to drugs, prostitutes shouldn’t lose license, attorney argues

Ex-USC med school dean linked to drugs, prostitutes shouldn’t lose license, attorney argues

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The attorney for a former medical school dean at the University of Southern California argued Wednesday that his client should be allowed to continue practicing medicine, despite acknowledging that he used hard drugs during his tenure at USC. Attorney Peter Osinoff made the case on behalf of Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito during a state medical board hearing that followed Puliafito's March 2016 resignation from the university -- one of several high-profile departures from the school in recent years. Osinoff argued that while 67-year-old Puliafito has a brilliant mind, he also suffers from mental illness, which induced an “ugly side” that led to his relationship with a prostitute, the Los Angeles Times reported. He noted that Puliafito was more addicted to his involvement with the young woman