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Volume 7
Number 7

The REALL News

"It's a very dangerous thing to believe in nonsense."
-- James Randi

July 1999

Update: Bennett Braun Case

Poznanski Settles; Agrees to Testify Against Braun

The story of Bennett Braun and his treatment of the Burgus family and countless others has never been a straightforward one. But now it has taken several new twists.

As discussed in previous issues (Vol. 6, No. 8-10; Vol. 7, No. 2 & 6), the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation filed a complaint against psychiatrist Bennett Braun, a leader in the repressed memory movement. They also filed complaints against child psychiatrist colleague, Elva Poznanski, and psychologist Roberta Sachs. The Braun proceedings were originally scheduled to be in May, but they were postponed until November so the Burgus children would not have to miss final exams. Also, as of May 26, Braun’s attorney had not provided any defense material to the prosecution, as is required. The administrative judge gave him until June 1 to provide this material, or else it would be disallowed in the proceedings. In response, Braun’s attorney provided a little information, but asked for a 60-day continuance to provide the rest. This despite the fact that the attorney has had Braun’s case since the civil trial (at least a couple years ago). The Sachs case has not been assigned a hearing date yet.MoreMore


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