Feds: Doctor falsified exams for driver's license applicants

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Posted: Sep 15, 2015 2:26 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor previously accused of selling oxycodone prescriptions from his office at New York's Kennedy Airport has been arrested on charges alleging he falsely certified examinations for commercial driver's licenses.

Dr. Gerald Surya was awaiting a court appearance Tuesday in Brooklyn.

Federal prosecutors allege Surya claimed to examine applicants for their drivers' exams when they were actually done by staff members with little or no medical training.

The law requires applicants to be examined by a doctor who is authorized by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The attorney defending Surya in the state case did not immediately respond to a comment request. It wasn't clear who would represent him in federal court.