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Medical board fines Rep. Scott DesJarlais for sexual relationships with patients

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WASHINGTON (Times Free Press) -- The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners has fined U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais $500 for sexual relationships he had with two female patients, state records show.

A seven-page order obtained by the Chattanooga Times Free Press shows the disciplinary panel found DesJarlais violated an "unprofessional conduct" state statute that governs physicians.

The Jasper Republican is required to pay the $500 fine within 60 days. Documents also show the congressman is responsible for up to $1,000 in costs for the state's investigation.

The investigation apparently did not answer every question about DesJarlais' relationships, which the state said occurred sometime between January and May 2000.

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