A Georgia chiropractor has pled guilty to charges after he reportedly gave truck drivers medical certifications without actually performing the required physical exams.
Chiropractor Enters Guilty Plea
Anthony Lefteris, 72, pled guilty to numerous charges involving falsifying medical documents and entering false information into Department of Transportation records.
Lefteris operated a practice out of a truck stop in Atlanta off of I-285. According to the Northern District of Georgia U.S. Attorney’s Office, Lefteris “admitted he failed to perform certain procedures during medical examinations. Some of the procedures he failed to perform were required vision and hearing examinations, and urinalyses. He then completed USDOT medical examination forms for drivers he examined on which he falsely included figures and information representing the results for procedures he did not perform. ”
As Many As 8,000 Truck Drivers Had Medical Certificates Revoked
Authorities investigated Lefteris after it was discovered that he was performing an average of 360 truck driver physical exams per month. Most DOT physical examiners only perform approximately 13 truck driver exams per month.
Because of the investigation into Lefteris’s fraudulent exams, the FMCSA told as many as 8,000 truck drivers that their medical certificates had been revoked and that they had 30 days to obtain a new one.
Sentencing for Lefteris is scheduled for August 28.
The Department of Transportation worked in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Public Safety Motor Carrier Compliance Division in the investigation into Lefteris’s practices.