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Man Sentenced to 22 Months in Prison for Fraudulent MRO Conviction

Posted by Genie Wood on Fri, Sep 10, 2010 @ 05:25 AM

A man in Washington has been sentenced to 22 months in federal prison for fraudulently acting as a Medical Review Officer on Department of Transportation-related drug tests, without being a licensed physician.

According to court documents, Bennet was also ordered to make restitution to the government and victims in the amount of $209,030. Bennet will serve 22 months in prison, and upon his release will be subject to three years , 100 hours of community service, and a $400 special assessment, according to Jim L. Swart, director of the Office of Drug and Alcohol Police and Compliance at the Department of Transportation.

The Office of Drug and Alcohol Police and Compliance issued a Public Interest Exclusion against Bennett July 31, 2009, but because of a federal criminal indictment by the Department of Justice was pending against Bennet, ODAPC did not make a public notification of the PID in the Federal Register until November 17, 2009.

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