- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Federal authorities say a central Florida doctor has been convicted of defrauding Medicare by intentionally misdiagnosing patients.

U.S. Attorney A. Lee Bentley, III says a federal jury on Tuesday found 57-year-old Dr. David Pon guilty of 20 counts of health care fraud. Federal prosecutors say Pon intentionally misdiagnosed patients with a degenerative eye disease, and then used the false diagnoses to charge Medicare for unnecessary laser treatments and testing.

Pon was also found to have injected the victims — many seniors — with dangerous dyes that posed serious health effects.

He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison for each count. His sentencing is scheduled for March 14, 2016.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide