Valley Doctor Accused of Health Care Fraud in Court for Status Conference

1 year 9 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, December 03 2019 Dec 3, 2019 December 03, 2019 5:44 AM December 03, 2019 in News - Local

MCALLEN – A Rio Grande Valley doctor accused of misdiagnosing patients for profit will be back in court Tuesday.

Dr. Jorge Zamora-Quezada, his wife Meisy and two other people will be in court for a status conference. It's the last step before jury selection starts Wednesday.

Quezada is accused of healthcare fraud. He was arrested in May of last year and has been held without bond on several charges.

Federal investigators say Quezada falsely diagnosed patients with multiple diseases including rheumatoid arthritis.

Federal agents arrested his wife Meisy was arrested in June 2018. She's been charged with conspiracy to commit healthcare fraud for allegedly creating and keeping false patient records.

The FBI says in all the healthcare fraud amounted to $240 million and includes an international money laundering scheme.

The trial is expected to last at least three weeks.

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