DesJarlais Fined for Inappropriate Interaction with Patients

U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais has been fined $500 by the state’s top medical disciplinary panel for sexual relationships with two female patients, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports. The congressman must pay the $500 fine -- $250 per patient, according to the order -- within 60 days. Documents also show he's responsible for up to $1,000 in costs for the state's investigation. In an interview with the Tennessean, DesJarlais stated, "I take responsibility for past mistakes and am happy to get this resolved."