A Luzerne County public defender said his client, suspended Mountain Top doctor Mark Anthony Gonsky, hopes to put his life back together now that criminal proceedings are behind him.
Attorney Ferris Webby told the Times Leader this morning that Gonsky will remain under supervision for a period of time as part of his sentence.
Gonsky, 61, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Luzerne County Court to charges of making terroristic threats and harassment.
Judge Fred A. Pierantoni sentenced Gonsky to spend one to 18 months in Luzerne County Correctional Facility, but credited him for nearly 200 days of imprisonment, with the remainder of his credit to be calculated, court documents said.
He was immediately granted parole, according to court papers.
The state Board of Osteopathic medicine suspended Gonsky’s medical license late last year after an investigation determined he “presents a clear and immediate danger to the public health and safety.”
The first charge stemmed from a case in which, according to a police affidavit, an apparently intoxicated Gonsky told a police officer on Feb. 24, 2013, “I’m gonna put a bullet between your eyes.” Officers dropped Gonsky off at home, the report said, only to return to the residence later for reports of a person shooting a gun in the front yard, which ended in Gonsky taken into custody.
An incident on March 15 of last year earned Gonsky the harassment charge. According to Times Leader archives, he was said to have attacked one of his patients that day in his South Mountain Boulevard office.
Gonsky’s license remains suspended and is set to expire at the end of October, according to state records.
Webby said a hearing will be held late this month to determine the future of Gonsky’s medical license.
“He has lost a lot,” Webby said of his client.