Faulty cancer tests led to indictment
HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA- A former hospital employee was indicted by a federal grand jury who found he performed flawed genetic tests on 124 late-stage cancer patients and lied about it.
Floyd Benko is charged with health care fraud and making false statements.
The genetic tests help doctors formulate treatment plans. Prosecutors contend Benko failed to perform the tests correctly and lied to his bosses at Hershey Medical Center about how he conducted the tests.
The hospital says the bad tests affected the treatment plans for about a dozen patients.
Benko pleaded not guilty and was released without having to post bail.
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