Texas Doc Allegedly Built ‘Lavish’ Life on Dubious Diagnoses, Unneeded Chemo

Chemotherapy is a torturous experience for some people. That this doctor would put people through such an ordeal for no reason (aside from lining his pockets) is truly horrible.

(From HealthLeadersMedia.com)

A twin-engine jet, blue Maserati coupe, and several high-end homes are among the belongings prosecutors aim to force a Texas doctor to forfeit for allegedly perpetrating a $240 million healthcare fraud.

Jorge Zamora-Quezada, 61, appeared in court Monday to face a seven-count indictment. He’s accused of making dubious diagnoses and administering unneeded chemotherapy as part of a conspiracy to rake in millions of dollars in reimbursements to support a lifestyle the Department of Justice described as “lavish and opulent.”…

…The DOJ alleges that Zamora-Quezada and his alleged partners in crime created fake patient records and concealed medical information from Medicare authorities “by stashing them in an unsecured and dilapidated barn located in the Rio Grande Valley” to obstruct investigations into their conduct.

Medicare/Medicaid fraud is all over the place. But this guy took it to the limit.

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