January 10, 2019
Alabama Chiropractor Sentenced for Scheme To Falsify DOT Medical Examinations
On January 10, 2019, Dr. Kenneth Edwards was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Montgomery, Alabama, to 37 months’ imprisonment and a $10,000 fine for his role in a scheme to submit falsified DOT-mandated CDL medical examinations to the FMCSA National Registry. Edwards previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud after he was indicted on February 13, 2018.
Through his chiropractic office in Phenix City, Alabama, Edwards conspired with his employees, Joann Bush and Andrea Daigle (neither of whom were authorized to perform DOT medical examinations), to charge drivers for medical examinations performed by Bush and Daigle or improperly performed by Edwards. They uploaded the results to FMCSA, certifying that Edwards himself performed the examinations and that the examinations had been conducted in accordance with applicable regulations.
DOT-OIG conducted this investigation with assistance from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, DOL-OIG, and FMCSA.