Is Florida dentist competent to stand trial on Medicaid fraud charges?

The prosecution and defense in the case of Dr. Howard S. Schneider, 78, each hired medical experts to diagnose Schneider, who has pleaded not guilty to those charges and one count of scheme to defraud.

Schneider’s trial was set to begin June 13, but the expert hired by the defense said he’s not competent to stand trial, and until that issue is settled the trial has been postponed. The prosecution’s medical expert disagreed with the defense expert’s assessment.

Both sides have agreed to hire a third medical expert, a neuropsychiatrist from Lake City, who will essentially be the deciding factor in whether Schneider will stand trial.

Source: Is pediatric dentist competent to stand trial? NEWS4JAX

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