TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa doctor received two years probation after pleading no contest on charges he lied to investigators and kept a bullet removed from a fugitive shot by U.S. Marshals.
But the mystery remains as to why David J. Ciesla did it. He didn't speak with reporters Monday after a judge withheld adjudication, and the lawyer for the trauma head at Tampa General Hospital would only say his client apologized and wanted to move on.
A medical student reported Ciesla after both saw the .40-caliber bullet in an April surgery. The student said Ciesla told him he didn't see anything, slipped the slug in a surgical glove and lied to waiting investigators.
Ciesla was charged with giving false statements to officers and obstructing without violence.