As alleged in the complaint, Surya was authorized to conduct USDOT-mandated medical exams and certifications for CDL applicants and purportedly performed these exams at his JFK Medport office at JFK airport.
It is also alleged that two applicants were “not examined by Surya, but instead by other JFK Medport staff members who had little or no medical training and were not authorized to conduct the mandated medical examinations.”
“Dr. Surya’s conduct put at risk pedestrians as well as other drivers,” said Acting United States Attorney Kelly T. Currie. “We are committed to aggressively investigating and prosecuting those who would commit crimes that compromise the safety of the public.”
The charge in the complaint is merely an allegation, and Surya is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. If convicted, Surya faces a maximum sentence of 15 years of imprisonment.