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Doctor accused of taking photos up women's skirts due in court Wednesday

Akram Ismail.
Akram Ismail.

GROVELAND, Fla. – A doctor who police say took pictures or video up women's skirts at a Publix is due in court Wednesday.

Dr. Akram Ismail was charged with video voyeurism and was taken to the Lake County Jail in July 2015 before bonding out.

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

But Ismail's fall from grace started long before that. Complaints to the state medical board list his troubles with the law.

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's 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.

Police are looking at Ismail's phone to see if he's taken up-the-skirt videos before.