Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is investigating an alleged scam-artist physician selling phony medical certifications, Blumenthal announced along with a warning to physicians and consumers.
Blumenthal said his office received a complaint from the American Board of Internal Medicine as well as more than 130 additional complaints regarding the certifications offered by Keith Alan Lasko under the guise of a variety of nonexistent organizations, such as the American Board of Geriatric Medicine and the United States Medical Specialists Federation.
Lasko is a physician whose license was suspended Illinois, New York and Mississippi after he was disciplined by the Medical Board of California in 1991 for excessive use of diagnostic procedures, gross negligence and incompetence, dishonesty, and false billing. According to Blumenthal, Lasko has used aliases such as Keith Ferrari and K.A. James Windsor.