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Murder suspect's father could lose medical license

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Dr. Memon could lose his medical license if convicted of hindering prosecution. Dr. Memon could lose his medical license if convicted of hindering prosecution.

Hammad Memon's parents were arrested for hindering prosecution. It was suspected they were trying to get their son out of the country to avoid prosecution. Hammad's father, Dr. Iqbal Memon has a practice in Athens.

A sign in front of Dr. Iqbal Memon's office said the business was closed on Monday and Tuesday, but would re-open on Wednesday.

Dr. Memon hasn't returned to work since Madison Police picked him up at his home on Friday. The pediatrician and his wife are charged with hindering prosecution. The class C felony carries a maximum of 10 years in prison if convicted.

Authorities believe Dr. Memon and his wife tried to help his son, Hammad, escape the country last week. WAFF 48's legal analyst Mark McDaniel said under Alabama law, Dr. Memon is still able to keep his practice open.

"I've represented a lot of doctors before: that have been charged with criminal offenses and that's a whole different world," said McDaniel.

The matter falls to the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners. The board confirmed that they are aware of the allegations against Dr. Memon. The board will only vote to pull Memon's license if a court finds him guilty of helping his son flee. Historically, the board doesn't give any favors to one specific type of doctor.

McDaniel said they usually focus on one point, "If you have a felony conviction on your record."

The Athens office is scheduled to be back open for business at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday. 

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