Chiropractor accused of faking medical records for commercial drivers

An Atlanta chiropractor was indicted Tuesday on charges of falsifying medical records, officials said.

Dr. Anthony Lefteris, 71, allegedly prepared false documents and entered false information into the records of the United States Department of Transportation so that commercial truck drivers could obtain their licenses, the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a news release.

The USDOT requires commercial license holders to be medically certified as physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle. To ensure drivers do not suffer from a medical condition that would otherwise impact their ability to drive safely, a doctor must conduct vision examinations, hearing examinations and urinalyses.

Lefteris did not complete the exams before certifying people to drive, according to the indictment.

“When a medical examiner fails to perform the duties entrusted to them or falsifies information, our roads and highways are less safe, putting all drivers at risk,” U.S Attorney John Horn said.

He will be arraigned at a later date.