June 6, 2018
South Georgia Doctor Convicted of Conspiracy To Falsify DOT Medical Examinations
On June 6, 2018, a jury in U.S. District Court, Augusta, Georgia, found Dr. Mark Griffis of Eastman, Georgia, guilty of conspiracy to falsify records with intent to impede the proper administration of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Griffis was indicted on February 7, 2018, for his role in the scheme.
Griffis, a medical doctor, was authorized to perform DOT medical examinations; however, the investigation revealed that he routinely signed DOT Medical Examiner’s Certificates and Medical Examination Reports for commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders without examining the drivers. After his conviction, Griffis was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service to await sentencing.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the Drug Enforcement Administration, with assistance from FMCSA.