Texas doctor is charged with wrongly giving patients chemotherapy to fund his 'lavish' and 'opulent' lifestyle that includes a private jet and Maserati branded with his initials

Mail Online | 5/18/2018 | Kayla Brantley For Dailymail.com
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A Texas doctor is being charged in a $240million medical fraud case for allegedly administering patients chemotherapy to collect the money that funded his lavish lifestyle.

Rheumatologist Dr Jorge Zamora-Quezada, 61, of South Texas, has been accused of purposely misdiagnosing patients with debilitating diseases and giving them chemotherapy and other toxic medications they did not need.

Authorities - Patients - Victim - Practices

Authorities are now asking any former patients of his from 2000 to 2010 to come forward as they may have fallen victim to his ill-mannered practices without knowing.

He is believed to have been a part of a money laundering scheme and was allegedly paid $50million of the illegal earnings to fund his 'lavish and opulent lifestyle', according to the Department of Justice.

Indictment - Doctor - Order - Number - Procedures

According to the indictment, the disgraced doctor would order a number of 'fraudulent, repetitive, and excessive medical procedures on patients in order to increase revenue.'

Zamora-Quezada owned a million dollar private jet and Maserati, both of which were branded with his initials 'ZQ'.

Properties - Penthouses - Condo - Mexico - Condo

He also owned multiple residential properties, including two penthouses and a condo in Mexico and another condo in Aspen, Colorado. He owned several homes and commercial buildings in Texas, court records show.

His properties, car and plane have all been siezed.

Indictment - Partners - Fraud - Scheme - Records

The indictment says he and his unnamed partners in the alleged fraud scheme created fake medical records and hid thousands of patients' actual documents in a rundown barn in the the Rio Grande Valley.

The 61-year-old has been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, five counts of health care fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Zamora-Quezada - Custody - Court - Date - July

Zamora-Quezada is currently in custody awaiting his court date set for July 2. The seven charges could land him in prison for decades if he is found guilty.

The indictment says Zamora-Quezada owned medical practices in Brownsville, Edinberg and San Antonio,...
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