Physician Who Tricked Patients Into Surgery Gets 10 Years

Source: Medscape

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Miscellaneous

Ophthalmologist David Ming Pon, MD, MPH, was sentenced last week in a federal district court in Jacksonville, Florida, to 10 years in prison for bilking Medicare out of nearly $10 million. One could call it a light sentence. Federal prosecutors had sought at least 40 years in prison for the 59-year-old Dr Pon, not just on account of the dollars at stake, but also on account of what they described as "evil" treatment of his elderly patients.

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