ATG NEWS RELEASE: Kailua dentist indicted for manslaughterPosted on Sep 9, 2016 in Latest Department News
HONOLULU – Attorney General Doug Chin announced that an Oahu grand jury indicted Kailua resident Lilly Geyer late this afternoon on 37 counts, including medical assistance fraud, prohibited acts related to controlled substances, assault, and manslaughter. The indictment is based on events involving patients from October – December 2013 and April 2016, when Geyer was working as a dentist in Kailua.
The charges are a result of a joint investigation between the Department of Public Safety, Narcotics Enforcement Division and the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, which is part of the Department of the Attorney General. Bail has been set at $100,000 and a bench warrant has been issued for Geyer’s arrest.
Medical assistance fraud (section 346-43.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS)) and prohibited acts related to controlled substances (section 329-41(a)(1), HRS) are class C felonies, punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Assault in the second degree (section 707-711(1)(b), HRS) is a class C felony punishable by a maximum of 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, with a minimum of 1 year, 8 months before parole eligibility. Manslaughter is a class A felony punishable by a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $25,000 fine, with a minimum of 6 years, 8 months before parole eligibility.
Geyer is subject to enhanced sentencing pursuant to section 706-660.2, HRS, because two of the patients were children under the age of eight. Geyer is presumed innocent unless and until she is found guilty of the charges beyond a reasonable doubt.
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For more information, contact:
Joshua A. Wisch
Special Assistant to the Attorney General