Poughkeepsie dentist arrested for perjury
May 29, 2015
KINGSTON, NY – A Poughkeepsie dentist was arraigned on Thursday (May 28, 2015) in Kingston City Court on a felony complaint charging him with two counts of perjury, two counts of offering a false instrument for filing, and making an apparently sworn false statement.
Gilberto Nunez, a dentist with offices in Kingston, is also under indictment in Ulster County Court on charges of grand larceny, insurance fraud, and falsifying business records.
Both cases are being prosecuted by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office acting as special prosecutor.
The latest charges, brought by the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, stem from several allegedly false statements contained in a pistol permit application Nunez filed in February 2014. They pertained to his previous military service.
The complaint alleges Nunez was AWOL from the US Marine Corps from August 1987 until he was apprehended in July 1990, and that his subsequent “Separation in Lieu of Trial by court Martial” was a “discharge for cause” that had to be reported on the application.
In his 2014 pistol permit application, Nunez checked off the “no” box in answer to questions as to whether he had ever been “terminated/discharged from any employment or the armed forces for cause” and whether he had ever “been arrested… anywhere for any offense.”
Kingston Judge Lawrence Ball released Nunez on his own recognizance pending a future court appearance in county court on the indictment charging him with grand larceny, insurance fraud and falsifying business records.