Albert Fink

 

UPDATE: Community honored for investigation

A car. A tree. A crash. A confession. When Bloomington, Indiana, psychologist Albert Fink crashed his car and admitted to police that he falsified a mental evaluation in a criminal case in 2016, it sent shock waves throughout Indiana and beyond.

Our reporting prompted action at the highest levels of the Indiana court system. We also learned that there is another, much larger potential pool of victims for whom justice remains to be seen.

Financial support for this reporting project came from the Fund for Investigative Journalism.

EPD

While Bloomington psychologist Albert Fink’s career effectively ended when his professional license was revoked last month, the ongoing impact of Dr. Fink falsifying a mental exam in a criminal case did not.

At least one alleged crime that happened after Fink’s conviction last year could cause an issue for the  court system.

Hearing set for psychologist's license

May 1, 2018
A.J. Casey / WNIN

There’s an update in a case WNIN News has been following for the past year and a half. 

More than forty-four years after it was issued, Bloomington psychologist Albert Fink’s license to practice psychology in Indiana could be revoked at a hearing later this month.

Following his felony conviction last year for falsifying a mental evaluation in a Vanderburgh County criminal case, the Indiana Attorney General has now filed an administrative complaint with the Indiana Psychology Board. The complaint asks for punishment that could cost Fink his license.

This compilation outlines the WNIN-Side Effects Public Media investigation into the extensive impact of a single crime by a trusted expert.


A Scar on the System- the rest of the story

Dec 14, 2017
AJ Casey

An investigation that began with a bizarre crash and confession prompts action and change in the Indiana court system. In the next phase, a stonewalling bureaucracy and another potential pool of victims that numbers in the thousands.


A Scar on the System- the 29 cases

Oct 8, 2017
Steve Burger

The year-long WNIN and Side Effects investigation uncovered a list of cases for which Bloomington psychologist Albert Fink is suspected of possibly falsifying mental evaluations. Local courts have closed the case against Fink. However, after we contacted them, officials with the state's highest court have reached out to the defendants in the suspected cases.


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