Expert witness doctor-lawyer charged with perjury

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 25, 2013 3:21 PM
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(Lancaster) -- 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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