November 1, 2019
South Florida Physician’s Assistant Indicted and Arrested for Falsifying DOT Medical Examinations
On November 1, 2019, physician’s assistant Ronald E. Sherry was indicted in U.S. District Court, Miami, Florida, for false entries and obstruction related to fraudulent medical examinations of drivers engaged in interstate commerce. DOT-OIG agents arrested him on November 5, 2019. Sherry was a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)–certified medical examiner authorized to conduct physicals of commercial driver’s license (CDL) applicants and holders.
Between March 2018 and March 2019, Sherry allegedly made false entries on FMCSA medical examination forms, and transmitted them to FMCSA. The forms indicated that he had conducted CDL medical examinations in accordance with Federal regulations, when in fact he had not. FMCSA requires drivers engaged in interstate commerce to be physically able to safely operate a commercial motor vehicle.
DOT-OIG and the Department of Homeland Security–Homeland Security Investigations, assisted by FMCSA, are conducting this investigation.