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Expert witness doctor-lawyer charged with perjury

October 25, 2013
Associated Press

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — An ophthalmologist and lawyer from Georgia faces perjury and other charges from five Pennsylvania counties after police say he lied about his qualifications in expert testimony for the defense in driving-under-the-influence cases.

Authorities filed five sets of charges Friday against 68-year-old Dr. Joseph Citron of Atlanta.

Citron is accused of inflating his connection with the Georgia Public Safety Training Center and making up a program in Georgia he called "Drunkbusters."

The Pennsylvania charges stem from testimony in cases in Centre, Clinton, Dauphin, Lancaster and Lebanon counties.

Court records claim Citron told an investigator in August he exaggerated his credentials "because it sounds good."

Messages left for Citron weren't immediately returned on Friday. Court officials say he doesn't have a lawyer on file, and he's expected to be arraigned next week.



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