CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – A Canfield man who at one time practiced medicine in the Valley was back in court Friday morning.
Ali Kooshkabadi is charged with having weapons under disability. He was charged under a provision in the Ohio Revised Code that prohibits people who have mental health concerns from having access to a firearm.
Earlier this month, the former neurosurgeon was arrested after incidents in both Boardman and Canfield. He’s facing charges of making terroristic threats, aggravated menacing and violating a protection order for those incidents.
In court Friday morning, Judge Joe Houser said Kooshkabadi could be released on electronically-monitored house arrest. His bond in the other cases was continued.
Kooshkabadi’s attorney David Engler said some of his client’s charges are not valid.
“I believe that after local prosecutor Paul Gains learned that the terrorist charge was actually legally bogus, they came up with another charge based on old facts and not new conduct. Unfortunately for the prosecution, this charge is both factually and legally incorrect as well,” Engler said. “We will ask for it to be dismissed immediately.”
Kooshkabadi’s next hearing on the Canfield cases is set for 9:30 a.m. May 6.