Three doctors from Puerto Rico have pled guilty to fraud to the extinct Board of Medical Examiners and pled guilty before the Federal Court for the District of Puerto Rico. These accusations are part of a group of approximately 90 accusations from the federal government against doctors who obtained their medical licenses fraudulently through the payment and bribery of members of the Board of Medical Examiners. The incarceration sentences are approximately of two years. In particular, Dr. Gilberto Rodríguez Santiago, a known obstetrician and gynecologist from Arecibo, pled guilty of payoff, in order to fraudulently obtain a medical license for his daughter and other people. Also, this doctor was accused of threatening government witnesses when he found out he was being investigated, for which he was and kept in prison for some time. Federal prosecutors also accused the doctor of being linked to drug trafficking and informed that he possessed boats, a helicopter and some properties. Sometime, after he was set free under bail.
We congratulate the federal prosecutors in Puerto Rico for doing an excellent job, a job that the Government of Puerto Rico was supposed to do.