Doctor charged with video voyeurism withdraws from practice in Florida

Cops: Dr. Akram Ismail took photos, video up women's skirts at Groveland Publix

Akram Ismail.
Akram Ismail.

GROVELAND, Fla. – A doctor who was charged with video voyeurism has voluntarily withdrawn from practicing in Florida after he allegedly took pictures or video up women's skirts at a Publix, police said.

Dr. Akram Ismail has agreed to withdraw from practice, according to Florida Department of Health records.

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Police said a customer and employees caught Ismail taking pictures or video up women's skirts at a Publix in Groveland.

In 2004, Ismail was arrested for DUI. In 2005, an air marshal arrested the doctor on a plane for refusing to put away a drink.

Then, in 2009, Ismail was arrested in a murder-for-hire plot. The doctor hired two patients to murder or maim his former business partner and blow up the rival business.

The medical board once called Ismail an "impaired physician" with a "mental condition," but he has maintained his medical license all this time. That may no longer be the case after this recent arrest.

FDOH said Ismail may not practice in Florida while the licensee is under a voluntary withdrawal agreement with the department.