A New York City doctor, who pleaded guilty to fraud three years ago, shot himself to death on the day he was scheduled to report to prison.
Haitian born Orthopedic surgeon Gregory Perrier was on his way to the Otisville Federal Prison in Orange County when he asked his lawyer, Al Walker, to take him to the cemetery so he could visit his parents’ grave.
Reports say while the 46-year-old doctor was standing by his parents’ gravesite he pulled out a gun and shot himself in the head.
He then fell face up with his left hand on his chest surrounded by the flowers he had brought with him to the cemetery.
Friends say Perrier, who lived in Dix Hills, Long Island, with his wife and six children, had gotten caught up with in an insurance scam colleagues at his Flatlands, Brooklyn, office were involved with.
Authorities say the doctors were overcharging insurance companies by submitting phony bills.
While awaiting sentencing, Perrier traveled to Haiti last year to help victims of earthquake.