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Phenix City chiropractor pleads guilty to wire fraud

A Phenix City chiropractor, Kenneth Edwards, pleaded guilty to wire fraud  (Source: AP Images) A Phenix City chiropractor, Kenneth Edwards, pleaded guilty to wire fraud (Source: AP Images)

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) – A Phenix City chiropractor and Columbus resident pleaded guilty to wire fraud.

On Wednesday, June 13 Dr. Kenneth G. Edwards, 65, pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud.

Dr. Edwards’s conviction resulted from his scheme to submit false documents to the United States Department of Transportation.

According to court records, the false documents Dr. Edwards submitted to the USDOT related to physical examinations that he supposedly performed on licensed truck drivers or prospective truck drivers who were seeking a commercial driver’s license (CDL). 

The USDOT requires that all truck drivers undergo an initial physical examination before receiving a CDL, and that they have subsequent examinations every two years to maintain the license. 

During the plea hearing, Dr. Edwards admitted that, on occasions, he allowed his employees, none of whom were trained medical professionals, to conduct the USDOT-required physicals.

Then, Dr. Edwards would submit documents to the USDOT falsely reporting that he had actually performed the physicals.

A sentencing hearing has not yet been set.  Dr. Edwards faces a maximum sentence of 20 years’ imprisonment for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, along with substantial monetary penalties and restitution.  

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