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Wife of Texas doctor arrested for fraud faces charges now, too

Legal problems are piling up fast for a Texas family about six hours south of Houston. A McAllen doctor was arrested back in May on suspicions that he is part of a $240 million health care fraud and international money laundering scheme.

A few days ago, his wife was arrested for conspiracy to commit health care fraud, according to news reports.

Federal prosecutors claim in court documents that she submitted “false and fraudulent claims to health care benefit programs, including Medicare, based on patients who were false diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and other degenerative diseases.”

Prosecutors also allege that she also “helped further the health care fraud conspiracy” by helping to alter and manufacture medical records to try to conceal alleged crimes from federal investigators. Several employees of her husband’s clinics apparently told investigators that after the doctor’s arrest, they were told to fabricate medical records that would “create missing lab results,” court documents state.

Prosecutors claim that from 2008 to 2018, her husband’s medical clinics submitted more than two hundred million dollars worth of fraudulent claims to Medicare, Medicaid and other health care programs.

Health care fraud cases can be extremely complex, which is why it makes sense for those who believe they are under investigation or who have been arrested to speak with a skilled criminal defense attorney who works with investigative and forensic accountants to analyze and interpret data.

Please contact Tritico Rainey, PLLC to discuss your case with a lawyer experienced in health care fraud defense.

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