Former Hershey Medical Technologist Floyd Benko Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison for Failing to Follow Procedures when Performing Clinical Laboratory Tests

The indicted medical laboratory technician will also be required to pay back more than $69,000 to Hershey Medical Center It what may be a unique first for the clinical laboratory industry, a medical technologist in Pennsylvania has been found guilty of a criminal felony for failing to perform certain cancer genetic tests according to approved protocols. The judge has sentenced the medical technologist to 15 months in prison and repayment of almost $70,000 in restitution. Dark Daily reported on...

Hershey, Pennsylvania, Clinical Laboratory Technician Indicted in 2015 for Fraudulent Cancer Test Results Pleads Guilty to False Statement Charges

Indicted on charges related to 124 genetic cancer tests performed between 2013 and 2014, former Hershey Medical Center Research Technologist Floyd Benko pleads guilty to charges with a maximum sentence of up to five years in prison Wake up calls don’t come any clearer. False reporting of clinical laboratory test results will not be tolerated and anyone engaged in it will pay hefty fines and go to jail. Medical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups were put on notice when in July, nearly...
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