News: Surgeon Who Operated On Kanye West's Mother Receives Jail Sentence

Wednesday, Jan 7, 2009 10:51AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne


Dr. Jan Adams, the plastic surgeon responsible for operating on Kanye West's mother in November 2007, has been sentenced to a year behind bars for drinking and driving.

The popular celebrity plastic surgeon reportedly pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count and accepted his jail time.

Solano County Superior Court Commissioner Ray Wieser handed down the sentence in Vallejo Monday morning after Adams' defense counsel, Michael Cardoza, told the court that Adams did not want probation but was prepared to serve straight jail time for the offense. Wieser subsequently sentenced Adams to one year in Solano County Jail with credit for eight days previously served in custody.

Execution of sentence was stayed until 8:30 a.m. Feb. 6 to allow Adams time to address a probation violation case in Los Angeles. (Daily Democrat)


In June, 2008, police were reportedly contacted
and told of the famous doctor's reckless driving when he was going in the opposite direction of traffic, which led to his arrest.

Authorities were alerted when motorists had called in to report the driver of a gray Jaguar going the wrong way on the freeway. (Associated Press)


Adams' frequent records of drunken driving were allegedly considered in the sentencing, including his most recent arrest last summer.

According to the CHP, officers saw Adams' 2004 gray Jag XJ8 driving the wrong way up an off ramp on the 680 freeway just outside Benicia, Calif., just about a half hour from Oakland. After failing a field sobriety test, he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, driving the wrong way and driving on a suspended license.

In addition to his frequent arrests, the doctor also recently lost his California medical license stemming from late child support payments.

Adams was notified in a letter from the California Department of Consumer Affairs on May 21st which said he had 30 days to pay his child support to prevent from losing his license to practice. Failing to do so resulted in him losing his right to legally operate in the state. (SOHH)

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